National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
This year’s theme, Find Your Place at the Library, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture, or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
We know that a global pandemic has now forced most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. However, we have seen how libraries are continuing to make a difference in their communities during the current health crisis through virtual programs and services.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
Monday, April 20: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
Tuesday, April 21: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Library Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Wednesday, April 22: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
How will you celebrate National Library Week?