IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY!

To recognize the diligence, dedication, and skill of library staff and librarians, the Tuesday of National Library Week has been designated National Library Workers Day!

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Don’t worry, he actually enjoys his work and loves books. He just always looks like that.

So, if you are a library patron, consider giving your favorite library staff members a, “Good job,” or a, “Thank you for all your help,” today. Maybe even consider nominating them as a Star Library Worker.

If you are not a library patron, consider becoming a library patron and then doing that. 😉

The Only Stupid Question Is the One You Don’t Ask

That said…

It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day!

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Got any burning questions? … See what I did there?

Originally started by teachers in order to encourage their students to be curious and to think about and question the things around them, it translates quite nicely to a library setting.

Teachers in school teach in a proactive way, planning ahead of time what their students will learn and the best way to accomplish said learning. Librarians teach too, but we’re more reactive than proactive. We don’t plan out what knowledge to impart to people. We wait for them to come to us looking for a specific piece of knowledge and we either find it for them or help them to find it for themselves. So what better place to ask a “stupid” question than at a library?!

When did synchronized swimming become an Olympic sport? What are the origins of “Tuesday”? Why can’t I give my dog chocolate? What happened to the dinosaurs? What time is it in Dublin? Why do you drive on parkways and park on driveways? Whatever question you’ve got, come in to the library today and we will either find you an answer or do our level best to point you in the right direction.