We can't help but be biased: libraries are pretty great. From legendary librariesopens a new window that were full of knowledge even before a bound book existed, to today's beautifully designed librariesopens a new window 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 Librariesopens a new window, plus see how far Arapahoe Libraries has come since being established in April 1966opens a new window. 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 bookmobileopens a new window and offers home delivery service and mail serviceopens a new window?
- BONUS: Watch Biblioburro: The Donkey Libraryopens a new window 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 8opens a new window, and now D.E.A.R. days are held on Beverly Cleary's birthday.
- Library Love: Stories from the Libraryopens a new window. Explore winning stories about what life is like in a library and how libraries change lives.
- Books About Booksopens a new window. Is it too meta of us to have a list of books about books? We think not.
- Books About Librariansopens a new window. We might be biased but we think we're cool.
- Yo amo a mi bibliotechaopens a new window. 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 librariansopens a new window in library history.
- Did you know Ben Franklin was a "librarian"? He set up the U.S.'s first library! Read about famous librariansopens a new window, like Melvil Dewey who founded the Dewey Decimal System, and Giacomo Casanova, legendary lover and librarian for the Count of Waldstein.
- Add these 62 most beautiful librariesopens a new window to your travel bucket list.
- Which of these 25 most famous librariesopens a new window in the world have you visited?
- Love architecture and libraries? Check out this list of the most spectacular libraries around the worldopens a new window.