Celebrate National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015) with the theme "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®."

David BaldacciFirst sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

Best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015). Baldacci’s novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide.  In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®, which fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • National Library Workers Day, Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14, 2015), a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers;
  • National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday of National Library Week (April 15, 2015), a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities; and
  • Celebrate Teen Literature Day, Thursday of National Library Week (April 16, 2015), aimed at raising awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens.

National Library Week
materials from ALA Graphics!

Order Unlimited possibilities @ your library materials at the  ALA Store.
 Promotional materials include a poster, mini poster,bookmarks, and downloadable art files.

Set of promotional materials for National Library Week 2015

Draw your community into your library with this, vibrant, sturdy indoor/outdoor banner.
Undated, this banner can be used annually alongside other National Library Week materials.

Banner: Celebrate National Library Week

 

 

Follow along during
National Library Week

Hashtags:
#NLW15

Twiitter At your library I Love Libraries Twitter

 

Facebook At your libraryI Love Libraries Facebook

 

Flickr At your libraryFlickr

 

Pinterest - At your ibrary Pinterest

 

Declaration for the Right to Libraries hashtag is #right2libs.

Visit ilovelibraries.org

New this year: Free web badges!

If you're planning to use any of  free resources provided below, please take a moment to tell us about your plans for National Library Week.

Tell us your plans

 

Social Media Promotion

This National Library Week we're encouraging everyone to share what they've created with the help of their library.

Share what you've made at your library during NAtional Library Week for a chance to win

Today's libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

What have you created with the help of your local library?  Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Have you used the library’s 3D printer or produced a video? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child's last report card.

The possibilities really are unlimited.

Girl posing with sign (#librarymade) in library

Share what you've made with the help of your local library on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymade for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed or Amazon.  Promotion begins Monday April 13 at noon CT and ends Friday, April 17 at noon CT.

Official rules are available on the #LibraryMade promotional page on I Love Libraries website.

If you're sharing an image, try out these props or create your own.

 

Prop for social media --tag: Made at the library

Prop for social media --tag: Made at the library
Prop for social media --tag: #LibraryMade

Prop for social media --tag: #LabraryMade

 

 

Made at the library tag chalkboard version (PDF)

Made at the library tag white background (PDF)

#Librarymade chalkboard version (PDF)

#Librarymade white background (PDF)

Share what you've made at your library during NAtional Library Week for a chance to win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image for promotion on Facebook
Image for promotion on Twitter

Sample Tools

Sample proclamation (Word doc)

Sample press release (Word doc)

Sample PSA scripts (Word doc)

Print PSA:

Print PSA featuring bestselling author and Honorary Chair of National Library Week, David Baldacci. (PDF 3.6 MB)

National Library Week public service announcement featuring David BaldacciFree 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.

 

 

 

National Library Week Web Badges

Web Badge: 336 x 280 pixels

Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015, Unlinited possibilities @ your library

Click image 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.

 

 

 

 

Web Badge: 375 x 474 pixels

Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015, Unlimited possibilities @ your library

Click image 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Web Badge: 180 x 200 pixels

Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015, Unlimited Possibilities @ your library

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Lederboard: 720 x 90 pixels

Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015, Unlimited possibilities @ your library

 

 

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

Facebook Cover Art: 851 x 315 pixels

Celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015,Unlimited possibilites @ your library

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 thank Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the American Dream Starts @ your library program

http://americandreamtoolkit.org/