National Library Week

This week is National Library Week.

Libraries, and the people who love them, are celebrating all across the US in honor of one of the most democratic of all institutions within our American society.  Libraries and their collections come in all shapes and sizes – public and private, paper and digital collections, on wheels or on a computer.  Contents vary depending on the institution’s focus.

County law libraries have played their specialized role in providing access to justice within this state, ever since the California Legislature enacted a statute (1891 Cal. Stat. 430) mandating that a public law library be located in each California counties.  Since 1891,  Alameda County Law Library has continued with its mission to provide a wide range of legal-related information to the people of Alameda County.

“Firefighters still put out fires but they provide far more emergency medical care. Libraries are still information hubs for their communities but they supply that information in many more ways than books.”

Here is the full text of the National Library Week message from the CA State Librarian – national_library_week_lucas_messageYou can find more information about National Library Week on the American Library Association’s web site.


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