We can't help but be biased: libraries are pretty great. From legendary libraries that were full of knowledge even before a bound book existed, to today's beautifully designed libraries just perfect for bibliophiles, there is a library for everyone. Libraries aren't just for books either: there's more to explore with 12 cool things you can do at Arapahoe Libraries, plus see how far Arapahoe Libraries has come since being established in April 1966. Tell us what you love about libraries in the comments below!
- April 10: National Library Workers Day. Say thanks to a library employee!
- April 11: National Bookmobile Day. Did you know Arapahoe Libraries has a bookmobile and offers home delivery service and mail service?
- BONUS: Watch Biblioburro: The Donkey Library on Rocky Mountain PBS to learn about the first bookmobile in the U.S.
- April 12: D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day
- Why April 12? Beverly Clearly wrote about D.E.A.R. in Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and now D.E.A.R. days are held on Beverly Cleary's birthday.
- Library Love: Stories from the Library. Explore winning stories about what life is like in a library and how libraries change lives.
- Books About Books. Is it too meta of us to have a list of books about books? We think not.
- Books About Librarians. We might be biased but we think we're cool.
- Yo amo a mi bibliotecha. Lee estos libros infantiles con cuentos de tu lugar favorito…la biblioteca.
AWESOME LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS
- Who run the world—I mean, libraries? Women! Read all about amazing librarians in library history.
- Did you know Ben Franklin was a "librarian"? He set up the U.S.'s first library! Read about famous librarians, like Melvil Dewey who founded the Dewey Decimal System, and Giacomo Casanova, legendary lover and librarian for the Count of Waldstein.