Celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13

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, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn. Come celebrate with us!

Ways to Celebrate:

  1. Visit your library.
    Head to your public, school, or academic library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration.

  2. Share your library story—how do you library?

    How Do You Library iconLibraries mean so many things to so many people: they provide free access to media, host fascinating programs and events, and strengthen their communities through education and lifelong learning. Celebrate National Library Week by sharing your library story—how do you library?

    Post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library, whether it’s a way your library brings your community together or a few of your favorite library resources and activities. Share during National Library Week (April 8 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page for a chance to win big: one randomly selected participant will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.

    Share locally on the Anchorage Public Library National Library Week Event

    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 #MyLibraryMyStory is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive! And don't forget to tag Anchorage Public Library!

  3. Show your support for libraries on social media.
    And don't forget to follow Anchorage Public Library on social media and join the celebration on social media by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek , #LibrariesTransform and #907LibraryLove

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