Celebrate National Library Week

This week is National Library Week

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Author Neil Gaiman, winner of this year’s Newbery Medal for “The Graveyard Book,” has been named the 2010 Honorary Chair of National Library Week, which is celebrated April 11-17.

In addition to “The Graveyard Book,” Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels “Neverwhere,” “Stardust,” “American Gods,” “Anansi Boys” (#1 NYT bestseller), and “Good Omens” (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the short story collections “Smoke and Mirrors” and “Fragile Things.” He is also the author of books for readers of all ages including the bestselling novels “Coraline” and “Odd and the Frost Giants;” the short story collection “M is for Magic” and the picture books “The Wolves in the Walls,” “The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish,” and “Crazy Hair,” illustrated by Dave McKean; “The Dangerous Alphabet,” illustrated by Gris Grimly; and “Blueberry Girl,” illustrated by Charles Vess. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Newbery Medal. Originally from England, he now lives in America. Visit him online at www.neilgaiman.com.

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