2019 National Library Week Theme "Libraries = Strong Communities"
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
- 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, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
- Wednesday, April 10: 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 11: Take Action for Libraries Day. Subscribe to the ALA Action Center, where you can add your voice to those seeking positive change and support for libraries across the country.
Text and Image: American Library Association, 2019.http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek