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National Library Week - Generally the 2nd full week in April

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

In early April, National Library Week recognizes the enormous value we receive from our libraries every day.

Not only do libraries provide us with books to read, but they are valuable tools and resources. They are continually changing to meet the demands of today’s technology and ever-expanding volumes of knowledge. Libraries and those who coordinate the effort to keep them up to date have been challenged to provide a wide range of media, and they have met the need.

Other events during National Library Week include Library Workers Day, Book Mobile Day, Library Giving Day,  Take Action for Libraries Day, and Citizen Science Day. Visit the ala.org library week page for more information. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Through the week, join in on celebrations, conferences, and events around the country in honor of our libraries. Visit your local library and give your library card a workout. Find out more by visiting the American Library Association to find out more. Use #NationalLibraryWeek to share on social media.

HISTORY

The American Library Association in conjunction with the Advertising Council founded the first National Library Week in 1958. To find out more, visit the American Library Association website.

DATES
April 7-13, 2019
April 19-25, 2020
April 5-9, 2021

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