National Library Week
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.
While our physical libraries are temporarily closed due the current public health crisis, it's a great time to explore the many digital resources we provide. We offer access to audiobooks, e-books, music and movies. We're even finding ways to offer programs online, such as virtual storytimes, book clubs, discussion groups, and crafting sessions.
Celebrations during National Library Week
- Monday, April 20: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
- Tuesday, April 21: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
- Wednesday, April 22: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
- Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Celebrate National Library Week 2020 by sharing what you love about the virtual services available at our 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 @SantacruzPL. I Love Libraries will 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!
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