ALA sponsors a wide variety of annual events that promote libraries and awareness of library issues, such as Banned Books Week, Choose Privacy Week, Preservation Week, School Library Month and Teen Tech Week.
National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy training that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress and generate support for library issues. Participants receive advocacy training along with briefings prior to their meetings. Note: In light of ALA's Annual Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on June 20-25, 2019, the next National Library Legislative Day will occur in 2020. Check back for updates or contact Megan Ortegon, manager of Public Policy, for more information.
Each September thousands of public and school libraries come together in a national effort to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library Card Sign-up Month was launched in 1987.
Each April, ALA encourages people to read! Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019 with the theme "Libraries = Strong Communities." Visit the National Library Week site for more information.