Celebrating National Library Week 2024

Ready, Set, Library!

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. The theme for National Library Week 2024, “Ready, Set, Library!,” promotes the idea that libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with community, learn new skills, and access information and technology.  

No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—such as preparing for a new career, learning a new language, launching a business, or raising a family—libraries provide inclusive and supportive spaces where everyone belongs.

Celebration Days During National Library Week

National Library Week 2024 will be celebrated Sunday, April 7th through Saturday, April 13th. Days of note during that week are:

Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day, opens a new window is a National Day of Action in support of the right to read. The State of America's Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2023.

Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, opens a new window, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.

Wednesday, April 10: National Library Outreach Day, a day celebrating the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to urge members of Congress to protect the freedom to read.

Friday, April 12: D.E.A.R. - Drop Everything and Read, a day inspired by Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary to make reading a priority activity in their lives. 

Link to staff book list for National Library Week
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