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National Library Week
April 10-16, 2005

Something for everyone @ your library®

Press Kit


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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.


Media interested in scheduling interviews may contact Larra Clark, media relations manager, 312-280-5043,, or Macey Morales, PR Coordinator, 312-280-4393,



National Library Week Events



Press Releases:


Despite growing library use, budget cuts put damper on National Library Week, April 10 - 16


A pesar de los grandes niveles de uso y concurrencia, los recortes presupuestarios ensombrecen la Semana Nacional de las Bibliotecas, del 10 al 16 de abril 

(English Translation)


New e-cards promote National Library Week, reading


"Many Voices, One Nation @ your library" initiative celebrates diversity in literature

National Library Workers Day celebrated during National Library Week

Fact Sheets:

Quotable facts about libraries

About National Library Week/School Media Month

Number of Libraries in the United States

Current Library Issues:

Library Funding

Civil Liberties, Intellectual Freedom, and Privacy

Librarian Recruitment

Tips and statistics

52 Ways to Use Your Library Card (for each week of the year)

US Public Library statistical trends

ALA PIO provides public libraries statistics and studies


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