National Library Week honors the American tradition of free access to information, to books, magazines, and even computers. Launch a celebration of the holiday with a short video that provides a brief history of lending libraries.
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- Show the video during National Library Week celebrated during the second full week in April
- Schedule a trip to the school or community library and ask the librarian to introduce class members to the resource available to them
- Have groups research Benjamin Franklin's role in the establishment of the Library Company of Philadelphia
- Must sign up for a free PBS LearningMedia account to access worksheets and related materials
- The video outlines some of the many services available at school and local libraries