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National Library Week
The National Book Committee, sponsor of the National L i­
brary Week held April 16-22, 1961, requested the cooperation
of the Council, which was gladly given, in stimulating Jewish
organizations to participate in this program. We also arranged
to send letters urging participation in National Library Week
to the members of the National Committee of the Council and to
all Jewish Community Centers.
American Library Association Exhibit
With the active cooperation of the Jewish Book Council of
Cleveland, the Council arranged an exhibit booth at the annual
convention of the American Library Association held in July,
1961, in Cleveland. The several thousand librarians from all
parts of the United States who attended the convention had an
opportunity to see and learn about Jewish books.
Library Citations
A total of 126 libraries of Jewish Community Centers, Jewish
schools, synagogues and other agencies have been awarded the
citations presented by the Council for meeting specified criteria.
The following libraries received citations in 1961:
Temple Emanu-El Library
Birmingham, Ala.
Congregation Beth Israel
Camden, N. J .
Hillel Library
Hillel Council of UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif.
Temple Mishkan Tefila
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Wood Library
Beth David Congregation
Philadelphia, Pa.
Falk Library
Temple Sinai
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Citation to National Women3s League
Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, president of the Council, presented
a special citation of merit to the National Women’s League of
the United Synagogue of America “in recognition of its out­
standing achievements in the dissemination of Jewish books
throughout the country.” The award was accepted on behalf
of the League by Mrs. H. Herbert Rossman, national president,
and Mrs. Charles Schwartz, national chairman of the Bookshop,
Library and Publications Department.