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Jamie Lee Curtis: Actress, Inspirational Kids’ Author, and Library Advocate

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Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis, actress in such movies as Halloween and A Fish Called Wanda, has also been a longtime author of funny and upbeat kids’ books that stress each child’s unique value.

She also has strong views on libraries. “When you go to any school around the country, the first thing you want to know is ‘Do they have a library?’ and it’s shocking how many don’t. It’s shocking how many day-care centers don’t have little libraries. The import of a library in a society is crucial, and it seems to be, just like music and art education is no longer a requirement in schools, libraries are an old idea that we need to bring back.” Read the complete interview with Ms. Curtis, by American Libraries Magazine.

National Library Week April 10-16, 2016

Did you know that April 10-April 16, is National Library Week? NLW-FBprofile_0The theme for 2016 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform”and Gene Luen Yang will serve as Honorary Chair.
Gene Luen Yang is an award-winning graphic novelist and the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His 2006 book, American Born Chinese, was the first graphic novel to be a finalist for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.
It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album. Learn more about Gene Yang. Continue reading National Library Week April 10-16, 2016