Date: March 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The New Mexico State University Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 8 through 14. The week’s theme for 2012 is “You belong @ your library.” National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. All types of libraries–school, public, academic and special–participate.
Bestselling author Brad Meltzer, honorary chair of National Library Week 2012, said “Without librarians I wouldn’t be a writer today.”
Also celebrated during the week are the release of the State of America’s Libraries Report (April 8), National Library Workers’ Day (April 9), National Bookmobile Day (April 10) and Support Teen Literature Day (April 11). The entire month of April is School Library Month.
The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read,” and it has continued every year since. The 50th anniversary of National Library Week was celebrated in 2008. National Library Week is observed each year, usually on the second full week in April.
The NMSU Library is asking you to choose National Library Week as the occasion to make your next gift to the Library. Libraries play important and diverse roles in the lives of students, faculty and the broader community. Today the NMSU Library is more relevant than ever to the needs of our users. Your contributions truly help the Library provide world-class resources for students
Library Development Officer Kristina Martinez invites you to visit the NMSU Library at any time. Let her know in advance that you are coming and she will gladly provide a personal tour. Martinez can be contacted at (575) 646-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.