Celebrate National Library Week
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.
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.
Download print PSA featuring author and intellectual freedom advocate Judy Blume. (PDF 2.12 MB)
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!
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.
Author Judy Blume on the value of libraries
National Library Week events
- April – School Library Month
- Tuesday, April 15 – National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 16 – National Bookmobile Day
- Thursday, April 17 – Support Teen Literature Day
Declaration for the Right to Libraries
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.
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.
We would like to thankDollar General Literacy Foundation for the American Dream Starts @ your library program