There’s a lot going on….“Libraries Transform:” Join us in celebrating National Library Week 2017 (April 9-15) Get ready for 2017’s National Library Week (April 9-15)! During this week and throughout April, U.S. libraries of all types host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives and to promote library use and support. Join Honorary Chair soccer great Julie Foudy, your colleagues, and fellow library supporters in celebrating the week. Get tools, resources, and information at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek. Celebrations during 2017 National Library Week will include:
• Monday, April 10: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016.
• Tuesday, April 11: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Nominate a stellar library worker for special recognition! http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/
• Wednesday, April 12: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. http://www.ala.org/offices/olos/nbdhome
Started in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). School, public, academic, and special libraries all participate. The Libraries Transform campaign focuses on what libraries do for and with the people in their communities, schools and campuses, showcasing the critical roles that libraries and librarians play in helping people succeed. Visit http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/ to learn more.”