Library lovers day is celebrated on February 14th of every year. It is a day to honour libraries, librarians, bookworms, and library lovers of our life. A library is a collection of sources of information which are made accessible to a determined community for reference or borrowing. A library’s collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audios, and databases. Librarians provide service to the library by finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. This day is famously celebrated around Australia mainly.
“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” – T.S. Eliot
History of Library Lovers Day
The founder of Library Lovers Day is not found yet. On the other hand, the formation of the library is a huge history. The first libraries date back to 2600 BC which consists of archives of the earliest form of writing. In the Early Middle Ages, monastery libraries developed in which books were usually chained to the shelves, reflecting the fact that manuscripts, which were created through hand copying, were of valuable possessions. The 17th and 18th centuries are known as a golden age of libraries, during this many of essential libraries were founded in Europe. At the start of the 18th century, libraries were becoming increasingly public and were more frequently lending libraries. The 18th century saw the switch from closed parochial libraries to lending libraries. At the start of the 19th century, there were virtually no public libraries, i.e. libraries provided from federal funds and freely accessible to all. Later, the concept was spread around the world.
Other Celebrations on February 14
February 14 is also celebrated as
- Valentine’s Day
- National Ferris Wheel Day
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- International Book Giving Day
- Pet Theft Awareness Day
How to celebrate Library Lovers Day
Library lovers day can be celebrated by visiting the local library by showing appreciation to the library and the librarian, by donating some books or money to their library. One can also show some love to their library lover friends by gifting them books. You can also encourage your folks to get a library membership which will motivate them to read and lend books. Libraries usually celebrate the day by giving bookmarks and chocolates to their customers. Library teams run events and projects, including a blind date with a book or singles night in the library and customers, are in love with it. The blind date is when borrowers choose a book based on the descriptions without knowing the title of the book. Not everyone receives flowers on Valentines Day, but everyone is welcome at their local public library. Share your thoughts about Library Lovers Day on social media by using the hashtag #LibraryLoversDay.