National Library Week is next week, April 19-25. National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. The theme for the 2020 celebration was “Find Your Place at the Library,” but due to self-isolation and quarantine rules in place across the country to combat COVID-19, the American Library Association has made a brilliant switch to “Find the Library at Your Place.”
Despite current events — and even encouraged by current events — celebrating libraries is easy to do. Promote your library’s online and at-home resources with ALA’s free, updated promotional tools, including a list of “Ways to Celebrate National Library Week” to inspire you.
Whatever you come up with, we want to see it! Share your library’s National Library Week campaigns with the Wyoming State Library and the American Library Association. This is a great opportunity to highlight your library and its successes, so email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to share your story.
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.