This week, April 8 – 14, is National Library Week! This year’s theme is You Belong @ Your Library. This is a national observance, usually held during the second full week of April, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). National Library Week is a way to celebrate and promote both libraries and librarians that open their doors to help patrons of all walks of life every day.
Special events are setup at libraries across the country throughout this week as well as online. This year National Library Workers Day is Tuesday, April 10, National Bookmobile Day is Wednesday, April 11, and Support Teen Literature Day is Thursday, April 12. ALA’s website offers additional information, links, and pictures of events going on across the country this week. They also offer different literature and promotional tools that can be used at your library.
At the library where I work, we do monthly display cases for different events. Here is a picture of the one we created for National Library Week.