National Library Week 2008's theme is "Join the Circle of Knowledge @ Your Library." The eloquent Julie Andrews is this year's Honorary Chair.
First started in 1958 to turn Americans away from their radios and TVs and back to books, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of the nation's libraries and promotes library use and support in school, public, academic, and special libraries. The hypnotic trance of media entertainment must have been a real concern back in those days since the first year's theme was "Wake Up and Read!"
All Jefferson County Public Libraries will celebrate National Library Week once again by offering to waive $5 off accrued fines. This offer is not good for payments on lost or damaged items.
Julie Andrews - Libraries Are a Magical Place