Celebrate National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15, 2017

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"Libraries Transform" will return as the theme for National Library Week in 2017.

First 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.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • Monday, April 10: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently 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.
  • 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.

Join ALA's Libraries Transform public awareness campaign.

Please take a moment to tell us about your plans for National Library Week.

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Free Tools

PSA Scripts (Word document)

Proclamation (Word document)

Sample Press Release (Word document)

Print and digital PSAs will be available in early 2017.

National Library Week Materials from ALA Graphics

National Library Week Poster: Because of you, Libraries Transform. Celebrate National Library WeekMini-poster: Because of you, libraries transform
National Library Week Set: Posters, digital download, bookmarks


Library Champions, Investing in America's Libraries
Thank you to ALA Library Champions for supporting ALA’s efforts in raising public awareness for libraries and librarians.



Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Thank you to Dollar General Literacy Foundation for funding The American Dream Starts @ your library program.