It’s not too early to think about how you’ll celebrate National Library Week, planned this year for April 19-25. The theme for the 2020 celebration is “Find Your Place at the Library.” The American Library Association offers free promotional tools that include press releases, PSAs, and ready-made graphics.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
- Monday, April 20: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including the Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
- Tuesday, April 21: 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 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.
Also — if your library has celebrated National Library Week with an engaging campaign, the American Library Association wants to hear from you! They’re planning a webinar to share creative and fun ideas for how libraries of all types can use NLW for public awareness and community outreach efforts. This is a great opportunity to highlight your library and its successes, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story.
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.