Dick Smith Library staff members are busy preparing for our upcoming celebration of National Library Week (April 8-14) and our 2012 READ poster unveiling.
First observed in 1958, National Library Week (NLW) celebrates the contributions of libraries and library staff members to their communities. READ posters celebrate the importance of reading and literacy. So, the two make a great combination.
In 2010, the library's READ posters featured Dr. Dottavio and the Purple Poo. In 2011, they featured ROTC cadets and the Tarleton Players. This year the library's READ posters will again feature people and/or groups representing Tarleton's rich history. Can you guess who's featured this year?
You don't have long to wait for an answer. On Wednesday, April 11 at 3 p.m. the 2012 READ posters will be unveiled in the Dick Smith Library lobby. Refreshments will be served after the unveiling.
Want to read more about the library's 2010 and 2011 READ posters? You can! The library's newsletter, Library Chronicles, offers articles about each year's posters: the 2010 READ posters on page 11 of issue 1 and the 2011 posters on pages 6-7 of issue 2.
Click this Library Chronicles archives link and choose an issue. You can download your own copy of the READ posters by clicking the thumbnail images on page 7 of issue 2.
Come celebrate National Library Week at 3 p.m. on April 11 and see if your guesses about who's featured this year are correct.
Do you have suggestions for future READ posters? Leave a comment and let us know; we'd love to hear your ideas.