Celebrate National Library Week (April 4 - 10, 2021)

welcome to your library

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:

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?

Upcoming Event

Photo of Queen Quet

Queen Quet and her Children's Books

June 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation , as she returns to the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, SC, in celebration of Black Music Month and her children's books. Queen Quet will present from her children's books and engage everyone in an interactive Gullah/Geechee presentation. A book signing will follow.