National Library Week , April 8 - 14, 2018, 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.
National Library Week 2018 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958. This national celebration is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate every year in National Library Week.
"Libraries Transform: Libraries Lead” is the theme for this year’s National Library Week celebration, reminding the public that libraries of all types serve as community compasses that lead users to endless opportunities for community engagement, enrichment and development.
National Library Week Honorary Chair Misty Copeland
In 2015, Misty was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, making her the first African American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history.
Misty is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion and her 2014 picture book, Firebird, won the Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award in 2015. Her new book, Ballerina Body, an instant New York Times Bestseller, published in March 2017.
Misty’s passion is giving back. She has worked with many charitable organizations and is dedicated to giving of her time to work with and mentor young girls and boys. Misty was named National Youth of the Year Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in June 2013. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. And in 2015, she traveled to Rwanda with MindLeaps to help launch its girls program and to establish The Misty Copeland Scholarship.
National Library Week Audio PSAs featuring American Library Association President Jim Neal
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National Library Week PSA Scripts
Today’s libraries help lead their communities. Celebrate National Library Week April 8th through 14th. Visit I Love Libraries DOT ORG.
Libraries and librarians are leaders, transforming lives and communities every day. National Library Week is April 8th through 14th. To learn more, visit your library or I Love Libraries DOT ORG.
Libraries are transforming lives. From free technology training and diverse collections to small business resources, libraries provide access to services that empower people to lead. Visit your library during National Library Week April 8th through 14th to learn more, or visit I Love Libraries DOT ORG.
Libraries and librarians are leaders in their communities and are transforming lives through innovative educational resources and programs. Your library provides access to resources and services you need to help reach your goals and develop your leadership skills. National Library Week is April 8th through 14th. Be sure to visit your library today or go to I Love Libraries DOT ORG for more information.