NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARIAN DAY
On April 4th each year, National School Librarian Day recognizes the professionals who keep the school library in working order. School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized. They are also dedicated to helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning. School librarians are the people who create an environment where students can learn every day of the year. Their work is an impressive accomplishment.
The school librarians provide guidance and expose our youth not only to texts, print media, and literature but to digital resources and technology, too. These resources also connect them to libraries around the world. A school librarian’s ability to manage scores of media and a school full of students with numerous projects and schedules astounds us.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSchoolLibrarianDay
- Remember the school librarian on this day. Take a little gift or a card and tell them “Thank You!”
- We’ve created a postcard just for the occasion. Download and print it on cardstock. Make sure your printer settings are set to print on both sides of the paper. The cards are 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Then color and mail the postcard to your librarian and let them know how much you appreciate them.
- Share your experiences as a school librarian.
- Learn more about the history of libraries and those who work in them.
- Use #SchoolLibrarianDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARIAN DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this school holiday. However, librarians and school librarians have been celebrated for decades. School districts or individual schools often launched celebrations recognizing their librarians. These celebrations took place at different times throughout the school year. It wasn’t until more recent decades that the practice took place during Library Week or other reading-related celebrations.
Q. Besides school libraries, where do librarians work?
A. Librarians work in many types of libraries. Some of them include:
- Public libraries
- Government libraries
- Law libraries
- Academic libraries
- Military libraries
- Museum libraries
Q. Where is the world’s largest library?
A. The world’s largest library is the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Q. Who was the first Librarian of Congress?
A. John Beckley served as the first Librarian of Congress from 1802-1807. President Thomas Jefferson appointed Beckley to the position.