National Library Week

A Look Back at National Library Week 2024

As National Library Week draws to a close, we’re reminiscing about the multitude of ways that library lovers across the country celebrated libraries and how they impact our lives every day.
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Take Action for Your Library This Election Year

From Congress to local library boards, our elected officials need to hear from library supporters at all levels of government—especially during election years. To launch ALA's new Reader, Voter, Ready campaign, we're asking library advocates to pledge to get informed, get registered, and get ready to vote!
National Library Outreach Day

Libraries Reaching Out: A Year of Innovation

2023 was a tumultuous year for libraries. Book bans dominated headlines as well as city council and school board meetings, threatening the access of information to readers of all ages and the livelihoods and safety of library workers across the country. Despite these upheavals, libraries soldiered on to provide critical services to their communities—and developed truly innovative programs along the way. This National Library Outreach Day, we survey some standouts.
National Library Workers Day

Library Workers Are Shining Stars

Celebrated each year on the Tuesday of National Library Week, National Library Workers Day is an opportunity to recognize the hard-working, dedicated, and often-underpaid library professionals who keep our libraries thriving, especially during these challenging times. Please take a moment to appreciate the library worker in your life today!

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Libraries Are Awesome!

When most people think "library" they think books, and while that is certainly true, they're also so much more. Explore all the ways libraries are so great and how you can support them!

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What Libraries Do

From promoting literacy to building community, learn about all the great things libraries do.

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For Book Lovers

Library users are passionate readers, and we've got resources for all varieties of book lovers.

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School Libraries

Schools with a strong school library program ensure their students have the best chance to succeed.

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Fight Censorship

Libraries and schools are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to remove books from their shelves.

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I Love My Librarian!

Is your librarian a superhero? Show some love and nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award!

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Become a Friend

Friends groups can literally make the difference between a budget increase and cut for their libraries.

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Library Champions

I Love Libraries is funded by the Library Champions program, which supports ALA's efforts to provide free public awareness materials and resources to demonstrate the value and impact of libraries.

Support I Love Libraries and our efforts to promote the value of libraries and librarians.

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