National Library Week , April 9 - 15, 2017, is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. Today’s libraries are transforming lives and communities every day by providing patrons safe spaces to engage in civic discussions, tools to access and evaluate online news sources, services to meet the needs of a digitally evolving society and collaborating with teachers to foster student success.
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. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate every year in National Library Week.
Julie Foudy National Library Week Honorary Chair
The theme for 2017 National Library Week is "Libraries Transform." Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy will serve as this year's National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Foudy is a retired American professional soccer midfielder who played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987 through 2004. Foudy participated in four Women's World Cups and three Olympics for the USA Team. She is a two-time World Cup champion and is also a 1996 Olympic Gold medalist, 2000 Olympic Silver medalist and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist. She was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007.
Foudy is the director and founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, a unique residential camp experience that uses sports as a vehicle to teach leadership skills for life. She also founded the Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation, which has a mission of building on a foundation of sports and fitness to empower young women from all socioeconomic backgrounds to become leaders who positively impact their communities. Foudy is currently a reporter and analyst for ABC/ESPN, contributor and writer for espnW and motivational speaker.
Foudy National Library Week Audio PSAs
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National Library Week PSA Scripts
National Library Week is April 10 through 16. Visit your local library or I Love Libraries DOT ORG for more information.
Today’s libraries are about what they can do, for and with people. April 9 through 15 is National Library Week. Visit I Love Libraries DOT ORG for more information.
Libraries of all types transform lives through free access to technology, digital literacy, career development -- and comics! Celebrate National Library Week April 9 through 15 with a visit to your local library. Learn more at I Love Libraries DOT ORG.
Today’s libraries are about what they can do, for and with people. From graphic novels to free digital literacy and career development tools, our nation’s academic, public and school libraries are diverse spaces transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. Celebrate the transformation of all libraries during National Library Week, April 9 through 15. Learn more at I Love Libraries DOT ORG.
Print PSA Featuring National Library Week 2017 Honorary Chair Julie Foudy
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