The following information was taken from ALA’s website on National Library Week.
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 8: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2018.
Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd19
Wednesday, April 10: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make high-quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #BookmobileDay2019
Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to speak up for libraries and share your library story. #MyLibraryMyStory
How can you celebrate National Library Week?
1. Visit your library.
Head to your public, school, or academic library during National Library Week to see what’s new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating.
2. Show your support for libraries on social media.
Follow your library, the American Library Association, and I Love Libraries on social media and join the celebration on social media by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform.
For more ideas and social media shares on National Library Week, visit the American Library Association website.