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Celebrate National Library Week!

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Austrian National Library.jpgNational Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. This year's theme is "Create Your Own Story @ Your Library®". MPL continues to "create its own story" this year by encouraging library customers to use the self checkout kiosks at all 12 neighborhood libraries by holding a raffle at weeks end. Each time an MPL customer uses the self checkout during the week for their library materials, they may complete a raffle entry form. A gift bag will be awarded to a lucky winner at each neighborhood library branch at the end of the week. The re-useable eco-friendly gift bag includes a complimentary membership to the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, MPL postcards, a mug, flash drive, Bookworm print, and more. Following the first drawing, the 12 neighborhood winners will be eligible for an additional grand prize
drawing for a behind-the-scenes tour of Central Library.
NOTE: The raffle opportunity will not be offered at Central Library downtown, as the self checkout
option is not available at this time.


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National Library Worker's Day!

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library_book_shelf.jpgTomorrow, Tuesday, April 13th is National Library Worker's Day. According to the American Library Association, National Library Worker's Day..." for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers." National Library Worker's Day was created by a ALA resolution in 2003 to be honored as part of National Library Week.
The day's theme is "Libraries Work Because We Do!". Particularly in today's economic climate, libraries employees provide invaluable services to assist the community with job searching, internet use, and financial literacy. Comment cards are available at all locations. You can even nominate your favorite library employee to Submit a Star!


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April 11-17 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers nationwide. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
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The library story isn't new, but it is one that continually changes. During tough economic times, people turn to libraries for their incredible array of free resources--- from computers to books, DVDs and CDs, for help with a job hunt or health information. The average annual cost to the taxpayer for access to this wide range of resources is about $31, the cost of one hardcover book. In good times or bad, libraries are a great value.
NewLibraryChampions%28LowRes%29.jpgLibraries are at the heart of their communities, and we'd like you to share your MPL success story. Tell us how the Milwaukee Public Library helps you or your family by leaving a comment below.


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Happy National Library Week!

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Today kicks off National Library Week, a time when librarians and library workers toot their own horns. National library use is at an all time high--so what better time to celebrate? While supplies last, MPL will be giving away a date due receipt magnet (which includes a plastic pocket), as well as comment cards to give customers the opportunity to submit their
remarks about the good work that library workers perform.

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In today’s economy, libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. Public libraries have free resources like books, magazines, DVDs and computer and wifi access---but what makes the library unique is access to trained professional librarians to help people find and interpret the information they need to make a difference in their lives.

National Library Week is the perfect time to grab your library card, come to one of our 13 libraries, and say hello to your favorite library worker.

Click here to learn about Milwaukee Public Library's scheduled events, news, and classes in your neighborhood.



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