BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Do You Love Your Librarian? Nominate Them!
It's that time again, time to show your favorite American librarian some love and appreciation. Nominations for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12. Ten librarians each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.
Libraries, especially these days, are an amazing resources: free books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, sometimes free computer use and free wifi, Audiotapes, access to databases, librarians who help you research books, topics, etc., and it's free, there's no user charge. Some even offer classes. I've gotten many, many, MANY books from there over the years (and still do), discovered authors, enjoyed music and movies that weren't in my budget, used their copy machine for a very small charge, and of course, for several years, the library was my source for internet access. Now that I have internet at home, I actually miss my daily trips to the library. For someone on a budget, the library is a tremendous resource. And they do all this with constantly shrinking budgets of their own.
So go show your library some love. Recognize the accomplishments of your exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarian. Click on the appropriate link below.
Nominate your public librarian
Nominate your school librarian
Nominate your college, community college or university librarian