National Library Week (April 23 - 29, 2023) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story," illustrating the fact that in addition to the books in library collections, available in a variety of formats, libraries offer so much more.
Public libraries now lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, story times, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. And library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs.
Academic libraries provide students with access to a vast amount of information, including books, journals, databases, and other resources. This information is essential for students to conduct research and complete assignments. Librarians provide research assistance and help students navigate this vast amount of information. University libraries are open long hours with access to technology along with both quiet, individual study spaces, and group spaces for active conversation and collaboration.
It doesn't matter if you use public, academic, or a school library, all of this and more is what happens on a daily basis: which is why "There's More to the Story."
|Right to Read Day
Monday, April 24th
This day (and every day) is a call for readers, advocates, and library lovers to fight back against censorship to defend, protect,
and celebrate your right to read freely.
National Library Worker Days
National Library Outreach Day
|Take Action for Libraries Day
Thursday, April 27th
Library advocates across the country stand united on Take Action for Libraries Day, a day of action during National Library Week!
From Congress to local library boards, our elected officials need to hear from library supporters at all levels of government.