Celebrate National Library Week, opens a new window with us during April 3–9. The theme for this year is “Connect with Your Library,” which recognizes that libraries are places to access technology, media, programs, ideas, and classes—as well as books. Most importantly, libraries connect communities to each other.
- Monday, April 4: State of America's Libraries Report, opens a new window released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021, opens a new window.
- Tuesday, April 5: National Library Workers Day, opens a new window, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
- Wednesday, April 6: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
- Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day, opens a new window, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Celebrate locally by visiting your library and try out something new, whether it is a new author, series, type of music, or magazine. Ask a librarian for a book recommendation using our Shelf Made, opens a new window program.
If you want to show your support on social media, opens a new window, include the tag #MyLibrary and create a post sharing what you love about the Palo Alto City Library, and remember to tag us too @paloaltolibrary!
-Rebecca Kohn, Senior Librarian, Rinconada Library | Follow Rebecca_Kohn, opens a new window on Bibliocommons