National Library Week is April 12-18 – Get it on your calendar!

Contact: Jennifer Petersen

ALA PR Coordinator


For Immediate Release

March 24, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) would like to remind everyone that April 12 – 18 is National Library Week, a national observance honoring the contributions of our nation’s libraries, librarians and library workers. This year’s theme is “Worlds connect @ your library” and will be celebrated at thousands of libraries of all types throughout the country.

National Library Week activities include:

  • Monday, April 13: The ALA’s Public Information Office (PIO) will release “The 2008 State of America’s Libraries” report detailing the impact libraries have on millions of Americans.
  • Wednesday, April 15: The “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2008” list will be released from the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The list will include the reasons behind the challenges, as well as the overall number of challenges received.
  • Celebrate School Library Media Month ( during April, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the ALA.