National Library Week
"Did You Know?"
The names of the lions that lounge outside the beautiful New York Public Library’s main building at Fifth Ave. and 42nd Street are named Patience and Fortitude.
There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the United States. There are 116,867 libraries in the United States.
The Haskell Free Library is built on the US/Canadian border. You can enter from one country and exit into the other country but it requires you to report to that countries customs department official.
In Ancient Egypt, all ships visiting the city were obliged to surrender their books to the library of Alexandria and be copied. The original would be kept in the library and the copy given back to the owner.
Andrew Carnegie founded 2,509 libraries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries throughout the English speaking world. Of these libraries, 1,679 of them were built here in the United States.
Who was the highly unpleasant librarian at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
Madam Irma Pince
Green Eggs and Ham, Yertle the Turtle, Oh the Places You’ll Go! We are all familiar with the famous author, Dr. Seuss. What is his real name?
Theodar Seuss Geisel
Which super heroine works as a librarian during the day?
Who worked at the Library of Congress as a librarian before he became one of America’s most influential people during the 1950s and 1960s?
Martin Luther King jr.
Lyndon B Johnson
J. Edgar Hoover
Where is the oldest working library in the world?
Fez, Morocco and it is the Al Qarawiyyin Library