• March 26, 2024

National Library Week 2024

National Library Week 2024

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Let’s Celebrate National Library Week

What is National Library Week?

National Library Week (NLW) is April 7 – 13, 2024. It is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, the contributions of library workers, and promote library use and support.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and has been observed in libraries across the Unites Sates each April since 1958. NLW has spread all over the world in different countries including the UK, Australia, and Jamaica.

What is this year’s NLW theme?

Each year, National Library Week has a theme, and for 2024 that theme is: “Ready, Set, Library!” The idea is that, in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most.

Message From Library Director Skye Patrick

This National Library Week, take time to remember that free access to information is among your greatest freedoms, providing you endless opportunities to advance and thrive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Featured Event

Trailblazers in Conversation with Mychal Threets

Trailblazers in Conversation with Mychal Threets
Thursday, April 11, 6 – 7 PM

Calling all library kids and library grown-ups! Celebrate National Library week with a special edition of Trailblazers in Conversation featuring Mychal Threets, viral librarian and literacy advocate. Mychal and LA County Library Director Skye Patrick will discuss Mychal’s journey from working as a librarian to social media fame and establishing a collaboration with PBS Kids. Skye and Mychal will discuss librarianship, literacy, and the issues impacting librarians today. Secure your spot by registering for this event as it is guaranteed to spark library joy for you.
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NLW Events

To celebrate National Library Week, our Friends of the Library will host special events selling books, DVDs, and music at select locations. Find out about these events and others below.

Get Doing!

Enjoy the Library wherever you are with these great library resources created by our librarians for early learners, kids, teens, and adults!

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