This year, National Library Week will fall on the week of April 3rd through April 9th.
This week of appreciation for both libraries and their workers began back in 1958, when it was first sponsored and held by the American Library Association (ALA).
Every year, the ALA has a new theme to go along with National Library Week; this year’s theme is “Connect with your Library”. The pandemic may have been a catalyst for some people to begin using more digitized services to communicate with us, but there are indeed a lot of different ways you can participate and enjoy your library (or libraries), both online and in person. Whether you prefer coming in and enjoying our weekly story times upstairs in the Children’s Room, browsing in person and finding a book that speaks to you, looking around on the NCLS catalog online to find that one book that alludes you, or watching online programs that are hosted or promoted by us – there are always plenty of ways to reach us and enjoy your local library.
This year the ALA was excited to announce that their honorary chairperson is actress and comedian Molly Shannon! You can keep up with all of their information about National Library Week by checking out their website, which you can find here: https://www.ala.org/
Here is all their information as well on National Library Week for 2022 thus far: ALA Press Kit for 2022.
You can celebrate National Library Week in whatever way you would like! Find new titles and authors online and check out what works by them NCLS has, come in and participate in a new activity or event we have going on, or just come and see us for the first time! Everyone is welcome, and we hope that we will see all of you here for this wonderful week-long celebration.