We love celebrating libraries every week at BookPage, but April 14-20 places national focus on one of our favorite times of year: National Library Week!
This year, the theme of National Library Week is "Communities matter @ your library." Libraries are more than just buildings filled with books; they offer programs and resources based on their community's interests.
Here are a few ways to celebrate the week:
- Check out some of our past Library Week coverage, including interviews with Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman and Laura Amy Schlitz.
- Today is National Library Workers Day, so you can Submit a Star for an especially wonderful library worker.
- Play around with the Poetry Beats Studio, where students, educators and poetry lovers can explore the rhythm and sound of spoken word.
- Watch National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy discuss the value of libraries.
- Tomorrow is National Bookmobile Day, so check out the ALA Bookmobile Pinterest board for pictures of bookmobiles throughout history.
- April is also School Library Month! Today's the last day for students to submit a video for the School Library Month Video Contest.
- Find out when your state's Library Snapshot Day is! Help gather statistics, photographs and stories to provide ALA with proof that libraries consistently provide invaluable services to communities.
What is your library doing this week? In what special way does it support your community?