National Library Week 2016 is coming up from April 10-16. NLW is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all.
The theme for 2016 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” and Gene Luen Yang is Honorary Chair. Yang is an award-winning graphic novelist and the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Among the week’s happenings, the American Library Association (ALA) will celebrate National Library Workers Day on Tuesday, April 12 and National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 13.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by 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.
Is your library doing anything special for National Library Week? The Wyoming State Library would love to hear about it! Email your plans to Susan Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.