National Library Week 2014
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
April: School Library Month
Monday, April 14: The 2013 State of America's Libraries Report is released
Tuesday, April 15: National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 16: National Bookmobile Day
Thursday, April 17: Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Audio / Script PSAs
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
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