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APL extends checkouts for National Library Week

Friday, April 6, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Next week, April 8-14, marks National Library Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association, National Library Week was first celebrated in 1958, and it is observed by libraries across the country every year in April to promote the importance and continued use of these valuable resources. The theme of this year’s library week is “Libraries Lead.” Important days during the week include National Library Workers Day (April 10), National Bookmobile Day (April 11) and Take Action for Libraries Day (April 12). In addition, Austin Public Library is celebrating by giving patrons a little more time with their materials and extending the usual three-week checkout period to four weeks for all physical materials checked out from April 8 to 14. Items renewed during this time will get a four-week renewal as well.

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