Librarians have a lot of knowledge; time to admire this comes on April 16, when National Librarian Day is celebrated. Are librarians people sitting in dusty rooms among bookshelves, giving out books, taking returned books away, making catalogs, and forbidding us from making noise in reading rooms with a strict voice? These are common misconceptions about this modern profession. Librarians participate in various master classes, additional readings, work with children, and organize discussions and clubs on reader interests.
The first American libraries were private organizations accessible to wealthy people, who paid membership fees for the opportunity to receive printed publications. In the XIX century, free public libraries appeared that ordinary citizens could get into. The popularity of libraries increased significantly during the Great Depression. Books became the only available entertainment, saving them from the sad reality. Catalogs of electronic books are collected in modern institutions; many works are also adapted to audio format. You can listen to them on the road or doing manual labor. Libraries are becoming centers for teaching linguistic and civic seminars.
Librarians are specialists working in a multitasking system, always aware of the current trends in the book industry. Erudition helps to support discussions.
- The first public library was opened by order of Benjamin Franklin in Massachusetts. It consisted of publications donated by the founder.
- The largest library in the world is located in the USA, the U.S. Library of Congress.
- There are more libraries in the United States than McDonald’s fast-food restaurants.
Comprehensively developed individuals make significant contributions to a country’s culture. Return books to the library and take care of books, they are an invaluable source of knowledge.
When National Librarian Day celebrated in 2023?
National Librarian Day is observed on April 16 each year.