Celebrate National Library Week April 19-25, 2020
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
This year's theme, "Find your place at the library," was chosen some time ago, before any of us could imagine the emergence of a global pandemic that would force most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. But you can still find your place at the library because libraries are open for business online, providing the virtual services and digital content their communities need more than ever. You can access ebooks, movies, music, video games, virtual storytimes and activities, and so much more — all from the the comfort of your home.
This year during National Library Week, let’s celebrate by showing our appreciation for the many innovative ways libraries, librarians and library workers are continuing to serve their communities during a time of crisis.
Maia and Alex Shibutani are 2020 Honorary Chairs!
Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, a.k.a. the ShibSibs, are National Library Week Honorary Chairs and want everyone to know that they think libraries are amazing!
Ways to Celebrate
Visit your library [online] and say #ThankYouLibraries.
While many libraries are temporarily closed due the current public health crisis, it's a great time to explore the many digital resources they provide. Most libraries offer access to audiobooks, e-books, music and movies. Some are even finding ways to offer programs online, such as virtual storytimes, book clubs, and crafting sessions.
Celebrate National Library Week 2020 by sharing what you love about the virtual services available at your library. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, about an e-book, audiobook, virtual storytime or bookclub, or how your library has made a difference while you've been social distancing at home. Use the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tag your library. We'll gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 19 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 25 at noon CT. Official rules coming soon.
If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in #ThankYouLibraries is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!
Be sure to follow your library on social media so you don't miss out on all they have to offer, including the most reliable information about keeping your family safe during the uncertain times. And don't forget to follow I Love Libraries and the American Library Association. Join the celebration all week long on social media by using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
Add our National Library Week frame to your Facebook profile picture.
Show your support for libraries by adding our National Library Week frame to your Facebook profile picture.
Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap "Edit" on your profile picture, then tap "Add Frame." If you don't see it in the list search for "National Library Week."
You can also download the frame and add it to your profile picture manually.
Post these National Library Week graphics to your social media channels or blog.
Find the Library at Your Place Graphics
Find Your Place at the Library Graphics