National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library
April 07, 2021 12:00 AM
Have you ever wanted to travel to another galaxy? How about another dimension, or a different time in history?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have good news for you - these places (and many others) exist much closer than you might think.
Check out your local library!
Libraries reflect the unique needs of their communities - they offer welcoming physical and virtual spaces for everyone. Whether you visit your local library in-person or online, you’ll find opportunities to connect with others, learn new things, participate in programming, and explore places beyond your wildest dreams (like other galaxies, dimensions, and times throughout history) through a variety of physical or digital reading materials.
April is a special month for libraries. Each year, National Library Week is celebrated during a week in April. The American Library Association and libraries across the country observe National Library Week to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities, and to promote the idea that libraries are far more than just a building – they are a place where everyone is welcome to learn and grow. This year, National Library Week is April 4 - 10 and the theme is “Welcome to Your Library.” How do you plan to celebrate National Library Week? A few recommendations include:
Visit your local or state library safely in-person or online to check out all the cool resources they have to offer.
Show your support on social media.
Thank a librarian.
Remember: libraries can be celebrated during National Library Week, the month of April, and all year long!