National Library Week
April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.
During these challenging times, libraries of all types have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their patrons.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.
Welcome to your library TOURS
See all the videos here or on our Facebook or Instagram pages!
Guess How Many Books
How many books are at your favorite neighborhood library location? Between April 4-10, guess closest, and win a $15 gift card to a bookstore. One guess per day per person – click here to enter!
Guess The Book
Guess the book by the outline of the main character! A picture book character outline will be posted every day on Instagram in the morning. At 5 p.m. the book cover will be posted and the character outline will be revealed!
Enjoy these downloadable coloring pages and activity sheets!
- National Library Week Word Search Activity Page (PDF)
- Word Search Answers (PDF)
- National Library Week Coloring Page (PDF)
- National Library Week Coloring Page in Spanish (PDF)
#MyLibraryIs Social Media Contest
Share what you love about the resources and services available at your library. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, about how your library has made a difference for you. Use the hashtag #MyLibraryIs.
ALA will gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 4 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 10 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag your library!