National Library Week—Highlighting the Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

From digital resources to interactive learning, libraries continue to evolve, enriching lives and fostering connections. Each April, the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors National Library Week, a time to celebrate the nation’s libraries and library workers’ contributions. It’s also a time to promote library use and support.

The theme for National Library Week 2024 is “Ready, Set, Library!”, conveying the idea that in an always-online world, libraries give a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most. At library author talks, workshops, and book clubs, patrons of all ages and backgrounds can connect with fellow enthusiasts and local experts while building relationships that will last a lifetime.

National Library Week 2024 will be celebrated Sunday, April 7, through Saturday, April 13. Days of note during that week are:

Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day, a National Day of Action in support of the right to read.

Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.

Wednesday, April 10: National Library Outreach Day, a day dedicated to library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to urge members of Congress to protect the freedom to read.

Celebrate your school and local libraries and librarians with these freely downloadable resources: Ready, Set, Library! poster, poster file, mini-poster file, library card artwork, bookmarks, and more. The mini-poster files are available in English and Spanish.

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