National Library Week 2014

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



National Library Week Press Kit 

National Library Week (April 13 - 19, 2014) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all.

This year's theme is “Lives change @ your library," reminding all Americans that the library can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more.

Best-selling author and intellectual freedom advocate Judy Blume is the 2014 Honorary Chair of National Library Week. Blume is a longtime advocate for the freedom to read and has worked closely with the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the National Coalition Against Censorship. 


National Library Week events



Audio / Script PSAs 

National Library Week 

School Library Media Month 


Print PSA

Judy Blume writes that she found her first favorite books while sitting on the floor of the children’s room at the public library in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She grew up with her own characters and stories running around inside her head. Today her characters live in 28 books in 32  languages. 




Lives Change @ your library  


Library Facts & Figures

Number of Libraries in the United States

Number Employed in Libraries

Public Library Use

The Nation's Largest Libraries. A Listing By Volumes Held

National Library Symbol/Library Symbol Highway Sign 


Fact Sheets

National Library Week Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet