Celebrating National Library Week 2023

This year National Library Week will be celebrated April 23–29.  The theme for this year is “There's More to the Story,” which recognizes that libraries are places to access technology, media, programs, ideas, and park passes—as well as books. Highlights include: 

  • Monday, April 24: State of America's Libraries Report released.
  • Tuesday, April 25: 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 26: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
  • Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, 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.

Share Your Story

We would love to hear how the library has impacted your life! You can always share your library story with us through our online form, opens a new window. If you want to show your support on social media, include the tag #MyLibrary and create a post sharing what you love about the Palo Alto City Library, and remember to tag us @paloaltolibrary, opens a new window too!