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April 18-24, 2004

Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434, 800-307-2665

Linda Trout,

Something for Everyone @ your libraryTM

April 19, 2004 - It's National Library Week, a time to rediscover all that Nebraska's libraries, librarians, and library workers have to offer and why there is Something for everyone @ your libraryTM. 

Nebraska libraries join the American Library Association in encouraging our customers to learn more about new and traditional resources available in libraries across our state. Across Nebraska libraries are celebrating National Library Week with special events. You can enjoy an evening of poetry in Rushville, or a program sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council in Sidney. Ogallala will have a "fine-free" week. Hastings Public Library will hold a Read-a-thon. Omaha Public Library will announce the "Omaha Reads" project. 

"Libraries provide a world of opportunity for all people, regardless of age, income or background," says Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner. "Whether you're checking out the latest bestseller, researching your college term paper, getting homework help or using the Internet, the library has the resources and staff to help you find what you are looking for."  

"National Library Week is a great time to see what's new at your school or public library and how librarians and library workers can provide you with the resources and services you need when you need them," says Omaha Public Library Director Rivkah Sass. "With recent studies showing that watching television may cause attention deficit in young children, I recommend that you turn off the television visit your nearest library and read to your baby!" Sass adds, "We encourage all community members to come check us out." 

For more information, visit or call your local library.  For a list of Nebraska libraries, click on the Nebraska Libraries "key" on the Nebraska Library Commission home page,


As the state's professional library membership organization, the Nebraska Library Association supports and promotes all libraries, library media centers, and library services in the state. Its foremost concerns are the professional development of its members, library advocacy, and open access to information for all citizens.

As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information. The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission home page,, search on Library Commission News Releases.

For more information, contact Tessa Terry.