WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:
1. READ A BOOK TO A CHILD. It may start interests that enrich his or her whole life.
2. SPEND AN HOUR in an independent bookstore – and buy a book or two to help ensure independent booksellers will be there for us in the future.
3. LEAVE A GOOD STORY in a public place for someone else to enjoy – leave a note with the book – “This book is to be read, enjoyed and passed on”.
4. BROWSE A LIBRARY SECTION you haven’t explored…new treasures are there to be discovered.
5. VOLUNTEER TO READ A BOOK at the library or elementary school for Children’s StoryTime – it will stir memories of your own youth and take years off your day.
6. WRITE A BOOK REVIEW AND POST for a book you read and appreciated to direct new readers and to acknowledge the author.
7. TAKE A BOOK TO THE PARK OR THE PORCH for a restful afternoon outdoors. Goodbye Winter! Hello Spring !
8. JOIN A BOOK CLUB in your community or online if you would enjoy discussing books you read.
9. BUY A SPECIAL BOOK for a friend.
10. USE YOUR OWN WORDS…write a letter to an old friend you have missed and send U.S. mail…start a gratitude diary…draft a poem…start your family history…respond to a blog post.