April is many wonderful things, including National Poetry Month (more about that later), but also National Library Week. Our Governor Culver has seen fit to recognize the week ahead through a formal proclamation. You can view it at:
But, for you who prefer not to follow links, here are a couple of interesting details noted in the proclamation:
Iowa has 543 public libraries, 79 academic libraries, "more than'" 1,400 school libraries, and 63 special libraries. Iowans made 18,744,559 up 41% from 1999 and 2/3rds of Iowa's citizens have an active library card.
Celebrate next week by making a visit to your local public or academic (or school or special) library, and enjoy the helpful library professionals and services you will find there.