National Library Week, April 3 – 9, 2022
Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3 – 9, 2022.
The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries.
Celebration Days During National Library Week
- Monday, April 4: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021.
- Tuesday, April 5: 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 6: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
- Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Free National Library Week Tools & Digital Graphics: https://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek