Today as part of National LibraryWeek (NLW) we’re recognizing National Library Workers Day (NLWD) by offering this short video on the value of libraries. In it Brad Meltzer, author, host of the History Channel's “Decoded” and Honorary Chair of NLW, talks about how libraries and librarians played a significant role in his early childhood development as well as later on with his career as a writer. The relationship he established as a child through reading books at his local library helped him to not only discover some amazing stories on the book shelves, but also within himself.
NLWD was first established in 2003 to honor the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians. Have a favorite library worker? Tell everyone what makes them special through the “Submit a Star” feature on the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association(ALA-APA) NLWD Website found at: http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/?page_id=209