Worlds Connect @ USAFE Libraries!

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  • By Mandy Smith-Nethercott
  • Head Quarters USAFE
It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities all over the world - and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library. USAFE libraries are celebrating National Library Week - April 13-17 - by holding special story hours, featuring book displays and posters, pizza parties and more. RAF Lakenheath and Croughton customers will compete against each other and state-side Air Force libraries during the "Fitness Throwdown" cycling event.

"Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools, businesses and on military bases help transform their communities", says Melinda Mosley, USAFE Command librarian. "In our Air Force libraries in Europe, people of all ages and backgrounds can come together for programs, to do research with the assistance of a librarian, to use free Internet to find out about jobs on base, email their deployed spouse, do their homework, check out books or movies, or to just use the library as a place to kick back and relax. Over 1.1 million visitors walked into our libraries and visited our website last year; we're honored to be such a popular haven and destination place for so many people."

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALS) and libraries across the country each April. For more information about National Library Week and about USAFE libraries, visit your local library in person, or visit it online at