National Library Week | April 19 – 25, 2020
My library is currently closed, so I will have to share my love from afar via Overdrive and Instagram. Libraries are an essential institution, and one that I cherish. So this week will be dedicated to libraries, a place that cultivates creativity and intellectual pursuits within its community.
Celebrations during National Library Week
Monday, April 20 | Frequently Challenged Books of 2019 released
Tuesday, April 21 | National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 22 | National Bookmobile Day
Thursday, April 23 | Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally support for libraries.
5 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week
- Visit your library [online] | Though some libraries are closed right now, we can still utilize their virtual resources: ebooks, audiobooks, and various other learning tools.
- Say #ThankYouLibraries | Share what you love about your library, physical and virtual, on social media. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, about an e-book, audiobook, virtual storytime or bookclub, or how your library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home. Use the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tag your library. We’ll gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 19 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 25 at noon CT. Official rules coming soon. If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in #ThankYouLibraries is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!
- Follow your library | By following your library on social media, you’ll stay informed on current events (book clubs, classes, etc.).
- Write Blog Posts | Write about the value of libraries, highlight the digital content available to the community due the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, and discuss the Top 10 Most Challenged Books (announced 4/20).
- Post on social media | Share the “Libraries Transform Because” statements on social media, they are particularly relevant during our time of social distancing. Post a #ThrowbackThursday highlighting the history of your local library or your history with the library