As the American Library Association reports:
National Library Week will be observed April 9-15, 2017 with the theme, ‘Libraries Transform.’
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
Celebrations during National Library Week include:
• Monday, April 10: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2016.
• Tuesday, April 11: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
• Wednesday, April 12: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
The words on this poster from the first National Library Week seem more apt than ever:
Be sure to stop in at your library this week to celebrate! If you haven’t seen one of my favorite movies ever, Party Girl with Parker Posey, this scene will give you a sense of what library workers must endure every day!