Every year, between April 4-10 marks National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
What is This Year’s Theme? The theme for this year’s annual celebration is “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. National Library Week also occurs during Support Teen Literature Day, National Library Worker Day, National Library Outreach Day, School Library Month and National Bookmobile Day. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate. For previous honorary chairpersons and event themes, see National Library Week History.
How to Celebrate National Library Week? Natalie Portman will serve as 2021 National Library Week Honorary Chair. The actress will lend her star power to shine a spotlight on our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week 2021. She will help highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in serving their communities, especially during challenging times. Support your academic, local or public libraries by following your library on social media so you don't miss out on all they have to offer, including the most reliable information about keeping your family safe during the uncertain times. Don’t stop there, follow Your Favorite Librarian, or your favorite library worker. Join the celebration all week long on social media by using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.