Coffee Break: Songs for National Library Week

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View of public library from above (Michael D. Beckwith/Unsplash)

April 7-13 is National Library Week, originally formed in 1958 to motivate people to read and to support libraries.

The week is also designed to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for National Library Week?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Spoon - The Book I Write
Ella Fitzgerald - I Could Write A Book
Tahiti 80 - Open Book
The Head and the Heart - Library Magic
Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book
Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love
The Kinks - Picture Book
The Shadows of Knight - You Can't Judge a Book
Dillinger Four - Inquiring Minds (Should Read A Book)
Belle and Sebastian - Put The Book Back On The Shelf


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