April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your local librarian is your expert guide.
Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, start a business, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.
Visit your nearest library during National Library Week, or visit ILoveLibraries.org.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
- Monday, April 10: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2016.
- Tuesday, April 11: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
- Wednesday, April 12: 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.