Celebrate National Library Week

Thanks to everyone who participated in 2014 National Library Week festivities.

The theme for 2015 National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) is Unlimited Possibilities @ your library. 
New tools will be posted here as soon as they are available.

LiveChange @ you library, Celebrate National Library Week 2014, Judy Blume Honorary Chair

Celebrate National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19, 2014) with the theme
Lives change @ your library, Honorary Chair: Judy Blume

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to encourage your community to tell the story of how the library has changed their life.

Follow along during
National Library Week

#NLW14 and #LivesChange

Twiitter At your library @ your library Twitter


Facebook At your library@ your library Facebook


Flickr At your libraryFlickr @ your library


Pinterest - At your ibrary@ your library Pinterest


Declaration for the Right to Libraries hashtag is #right2libs.

Visit atyourlibrary.org

Megan with ALA librarian Valerie HawkinsClick image to enlarge

Lives change @ your library speech bubbleClick image to download PDF

Ask them to tweet about how the library has changed their life using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. If their story needs more than 140 characters please encourage them to add it to the @ your library story collection.

Or ask them to snap a library selfie that tells their story.  If you don't already have a speech bubble prop like the one the Queens Library has employed, we've created a PDF template which you can download and print. Thanks to Megan McFarlane, Campaign for America's Libraries Coordinator and ALA Librarian Valerie Hawkins for posing for the image at left. To make the speech bubble reusable have the print mounted to Fome-Cor and laminated at your local copy shop.  A dry-erase marker can easily be wiped off the surface.

If your library uses Flickr, join our Lives change @ your library group or share on your favorite social media channel using the hashtags #LivesChange and #NLW14.

Join in the fun. Share what your library means to you during National Library Week and you could win a Kindle Fire.
Details and official rules available on the @ your library website.


Print PSA

Public Service Announcement: Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, 2014


Download print PSA featuring author and intellectual freedom advocate Judy Blume. (PDF 2.12 MB)

To download: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the links above and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file.
Free customization: Have your library's own logo added to the PSA. Please send a print quality logo file (hi-res jpg or tif, or vector eps), your library name and url (if applicable) and we will generate the custom PSA for you (in pdf format) within 1-2 weeks. Files should be sent to: libraries[at]atigraphics[dot]com.

Digital PSAs

Download digital PSAs featuring author, editor and reading, literacy and library advocate Judy Blume.

To download: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the links above and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file.

Leaderboard (jpeg 105 KB)

Skyscraper (jpeg 156 KB)


Lives change @ your library materials available at ALA Graphics!

Set of promotional materials: Communities matter at your library

Order Lives change @ your library materials at the  ALA Store. Promotional materials include a poster, bookmark, mini poster and downloadable web icons and art files.







Sample Tools

Sample press release

Sample proclamation

Sample PSA scripts

Sample letter-to-the-editor


Author Judy Blume on the value of libraries


National Library Week events

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

We've signed the Declaration, Have you?The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is the cornerstone document of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives, which is designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school and public.

Give your community members the opportunity to visibly declare their right to have vibrant libraries in their community.   National library Week is a great time to host a signing ceremony or encourage your community members the sign the Declaration online.  A Web badge to promote the Declaration and online signing are available on I Love Libraries website. Promote the Declaration for the Right to Libraries on social media channels using the hashtag  #right2libs.




Library Champions logo
ALA Library Champions for supporting ALA’s efforts in raising public awareness for libraries and librarians. In particular, we would like to thank these two Champions for their enhanced level of support.



Dollar General literacy Foundation
We would like to thankDollar General Literacy Foundation for the American Dream Starts @ your library program