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Ottawa/Washington, Apr 10 (Canadian-Media) April is a very special month for libraries: The second week is National Library Week, and all of April is School Library Month.
National Library Week was created and found out that the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers joined together in 1954 to create the National Book Committee.
This committee’s goal was to encourage people to read.
They also believed if more people started to read they would support and use libraries.
National Library Week and School Library Month leads one to contemplate the various posters in the Library of Congress (LoC) online collections that encourage people to visit libraries or to read.
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The Library War Service created a number of posters to solicit books and to encourage U.S. soldiers to visit their libraries.
Banish lonely hours in camp! Help provide libraries filled with books for soldiers. 1917
No days are bookless days! Poughkeepsie asks you to do your part and part with your books for our boys . F. R. Booth, 1918.
The camp library is yours – Read to win the war. C. B. Falls, 1917
Later, during the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration created a collection of posters to encourage people to read and protect books, visit libraries, and take the opportunity to learn and gain skills and knowledge.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)