National Library Week April 7-13: A Calendar of Events and More

We hope you’re observing National Library Week. Here is a calendar of American Library Association events to follow or join on social media as well as locally.

  • 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, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd19
  • Wednesday, April 10: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make high-quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #BookmobileDay2019
  • Wednesday, April 10: Library Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. #LibraryGivingDay
  • Thursday, April 11Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to speak up for libraries and share your library story. #MyLibraryMyStory

Check your local library to see how they are observing this week-long celebration. Some libraries are offering fine forgiveness for either book or food donations. Perhaps you can lead a drive for books and/or food.

Also, you can visit the ALA site for memes you can share on social media.

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