National Library Week (April 4 - 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions, and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021 is Welcome to Your Library.
During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities' demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users' needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic, and special - participate.
National Library Week events:
- April: School Library Month
- Monday, April 5: The State of America's Libraries Report: Special Edition is released
- Tuesday, April 6: National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 7: National Library Outreach Day
- Thursday, April 8: Take Action for Libraries Day
You can follow National Library Week activities at your library, the American Library Association, and I Love Libraries on social media by tracking the hashtags: #NationalLibraryWeek, and #LibrariesTransform.
For libraries, ALA has a great National Library Week press kit available online. How will your library celebrate NLW?