What up, my Valentines!!
If today’s a day you typically can’t stand, you might be pleased to know that it’s shared with another – perhaps even more special – day that’s celebrated as well:
“Library Lovers’ Day!”
A real day! (says the internet)
And what better day to celebrate today amongst us frugal nerds ?! :)
So before giving the finger to all those giddy lovers out there, try channeling that energy towards spreading the word on this special LIBRARY day instead. Since it obviously needs as much help as it can get for having to compete with VALENTINE’S DAY!! Who does that??! (Australia apparently)
More on Library Lovers’ Day from LibrarianshipStudies.com:
Library Lovers’ Day is celebrated on the 14th of February each year to honor libraries, librarians, book lovers, and lovers of libraries… [It] provides an opportunity to celebrate those who love and support libraries and to remind decision makers how loved and cherished libraries are by the entire community. Not everyone receives flowers on Valentine’s Day but everyone is welcome at their library.”
That last part needs to be a bumper sticker, lol…
So to help celebrate LL Day today, I thought you might want to pass around these nifty little Valentine’s Cards to those special librarians or book enthusiasts in your lives… What better way to beat V Day than to use their own ideas and infiltrate from within! ;)
Print and share, courtesy of ilovelibraries.org:
Other ways to celebrate your library today:
— VISIT ONE!!
— Donate to one: American Library Association
— Volunteer at one
— Take a date to one (if you must celebrate V-Day)
— Date a librarian! ;)
— Follow my favorite Twitter handle: @FakeLibStats (“A librarian sighs an average of 430 times per work day“, “The average librarian’s cardigan conceals two pencils, one flask, and one emergency kitten”, “76% of librarians quietly sing the alphabet song to themselves when shelving”)
— Share any one of these amazing library memes:
V Day might be winning at the moment, but with your help we can change the tide!
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers.
A librarian can bring you back the right one.
– Neil Gaiman, Author
Happy Library Lovers’ Day, everyone :)