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Library Day in the Life starts tomorrow, so prepare for lots of library related Tumblr posts over the coming days. Don’t know what Library Day in the Life is all about? Then you should read this. See? It’s essentially a project whereby information professionals (not just librarians!) post…

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American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Library Tour
The American Library Association commends the First Family for its  service to a school library on Martin Luther King Day. On Monday January  16, President Obama and the First Lady helped build bookshelves, paint the walls, and construct a reading corner for  students in the Browne Education Center’s school library in Washington,  D.C.
ALA President, Molly Raphael said, “We’re thrilled that President  Obama highlighted the importance of school libraries with his visit.  School libraries are an essential component to a robust education and  the President’s help makes one elementary school’s library an even more  attractive place to learn. We hope he’ll continue to visit school  libraries as part of his efforts to improve American education.”
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libraryadvocates:

American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Library Tour

The American Library Association commends the First Family for its service to a school library on Martin Luther King Day. On Monday January 16, President Obama and the First Lady helped build bookshelves, paint the walls, and construct a reading corner for students in the Browne Education Center’s school library in Washington, D.C.

ALA President, Molly Raphael said, “We’re thrilled that President Obama highlighted the importance of school libraries with his visit. School libraries are an essential component to a robust education and the President’s help makes one elementary school’s library an even more attractive place to learn. We hope he’ll continue to visit school libraries as part of his efforts to improve American education.”

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"Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you—-and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life."

— Isaac Asimov, born today in 1920. (via thelibrarianontherun)

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"With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how."

— Doris Lessing

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From the Boss…

"This was such a joy I have to share it with everyone –

On Saturday evening the Old Colorado City staff enjoyed a very special holiday treat.  The OC3 Teens coordinated a wonderful holiday surprise party for the staff!  Under the guise of “a party to celebrate Tiff’s awesomeness as our  Teen Liaison” the kids hosted the staff in the community room.  They had a potluck, decorated the tables with place-names and treats, Christmas music, had signed cards for everyone, and even gave a speech of gratitude! 

This is truly an amazing group of kids to come up and pull this off all on their own.  Throughout the night they all had comments about how at home they feel at OL, what a great place this is for them, and how much they love and appreciate the staff.

Wow - All I can say is WOW!  I hope this kind of holiday spirit reaches each of you this season.”

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"Libraries are no longer hushed reading rooms, but busy social hubs for the exchange of life skills and information. They have become community centers in the very best sense—places where we build community and weave together lives and dreams."

— Caroline Kennedy

(Source: atyourlibrary.org)