National Library Week, April 10-16, celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. Libraries across the country serve as places of opportunity, providing multi-media collections and programs that teach literacy, promote continuing education, and encourage lifelong learning. Join in the fun and learn more about Schlow's services as we feature an online scavenger hunt on our website, as well as a paper scavenger hunt in the Adult Department. Prizes will be awarded every day and there will be a drawing for a Nook eReader at the end of the week for all entrants.
Look for the online clues on our website each day during National Library Week and email firstname.lastname@example.org  with your answer. You may also pick up a Scavenger Hunt paper form any day, April 10-16, from the Adult Department Reference Questions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. Desk.
Did you know that...
2 out of 3 Americans own library cards - and use them?
There were 1.4 billion library visits last year, compared to movie attendance of 1.3 billion and sporting event attendance of 218 million? Americans spend about two-and-a-half times as much on salty snacks as they do on public libraries?
Schlow alone checked out 724,390 books and other materials in 2010, and received 341,004 patron A library cardholder and/or user of library services. visits?
96% of Americans agree that libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed?