National Library Week is celebrated April 9-15 this year but of course the good news is that libraries - especially the many branches of St. Louis Public Library - are available (and worthy of celebration) year-round. Library science books reside in the #Dewey 020 range (which, luckily for this librarian, is in the Social Sciences room). Our collection includes some great resources for librarians, as well as books that would (or at least should) be of interest to non-librarians, especially those who consider themselves lovers of libraries - here is a list from our catalog (& some samples below) to get you started.
The American Library Association has released the State of America's Libraries Report 2017 with information about academic, school, and public libraries as well as issues and trends to be aware of. On public libraries the Report accurately states that we "are committed to ensuring a safe place for all that reflects and serves the diversity of the nation in their collections, programs, and services."
The theme of this year's National Library Week is #LibrariesTransform - how has a library been transformative in YOUR life? And if you aren't able to answer that question, might we suggest that you visit your public library and learn what your library can do for you?