Library Lovers Day (February 14)
Check out the weird holiday Library Lovers Day on February 14. Learn the history of Library Lovers Day, and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of Library Lovers Day
This holiday about loving the library first began in 2006 in Australia. It was created by the State Library of New South Wells, and the following year it became an actual national holiday when the Australian Library and Information Association decided to get involved.
Today is also Valentine’s Day, so this holiday is often promoted as a way for single people who aren’t in a relationship to find soliace.
While this weird holiday originated in Australia, it is now celebrated across the world. Many places also have a new theme every year.
Libraries themselves go back much further than you might think. The world’s first library was originally started in Nippur, which was a town in Babylon around 2500 BC.
The largest library of the ancient world was the Library of Alexandria, which was establised in the third century BC.
Throughout the Middle Ages, only those of the ruling class were taught to read. Private libraries were formed by kings, and eventually the Vatican City established their own.
Once the printing press was invented, books became more accessible to lower classes, even though it took several centuries for reading to be common for those who poorer.
In modern times, the largest library in the world is the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Ideas for Library Lovers Day
You can, of course, to the library and get a library card if you don’t have one already. Here are some articles about libraries to give you more ideas on how to celebrate:
Join the Library Lovers! A Library Challenge to Parents
Library Lovers Day is the perfect day to join the Library Lovers and take this challenge!
Let’s Play Library! Pretend Play Library Printables and Ideas
Unable to actually make it to the library on Library Lovers Day? Play library at home with your kids with these printables and ideas!
6 Awesome Reasons to Take Kids to the Library
Need some reasons to take your kids to the library on Library Lovers Day? Check this post out! (No pun intended.)
Our Trick to Never Lose Library Books
For Library Lovers Day, lean this easy trick to never lose your library books again!
5 Ways to Save Money Using Your Local Library
Did you know that your local library can help you save money? Learn all about it on Library Lovers Day!
10 Reasons You Need a Library Card TODAY
Here are 10 reasons why you should get a library card on Library Lovers Day if you don't already have one!
Fun and Free Activities At Your Local Library
For Library Lovers Day, learn more about what your local library can offer other than just books!
Library Coloring Pages (Free Coloring Sheets that Encourage Reading!)
Looking for some library coloring pages for Library Lovers Day? Here are some great free coloring pages perfect to encourage reading and emphasize a love of books! Perfect for librarians and teachers!
Books for Book Lovers: Bookshops, Libraries, Reading, & Bibliomania
Here’s a slew of books for book lovers that celebrate the passion for the page. It's the perfect reading list for Library Lovers Day!
Hit Your Local Library For More Than Just Books
If you’re looking for frugal Library Lovers Day ideas to do with the kids, look no further than your local library! Oh yes… your library is more than just books.
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