National Library Week (April 3 - 9, 2022) is a celebration of our nation's public libraries and the countless contributions of dedicated library workers. It’s also a chance to promote library awareness and public support, and possibly win $100!
Introduced in 1958, National Library Week is observed each April and is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), which honors all types of libraries – school, public, academic, and special libraries. So much knowledge are in these capable hands!
Whether you visit us at one of our 25 conveniently located Library District branches, or virtually on our website, you can access hundreds of FREE resources and services to achieve your dreams and goals. On our website, you will find downloadable & streaming books, movies, & music, as well as hundreds of online resources for learning for any age, plus research help, and employment assistance at our One-Stop Career Centers.
Participate for a Chance to Win $100 Gift Card!
Using the artwork below, share your favorite library experience by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, opens a new window, and make sure to use the hashtag #MyLibrary.
ALA will gather all entries and select one winner at random to receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 3 at 10 a.m. PT and ends on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m PT. Don’t forget to tag us at @LVCCLD!
As National Library Week Honorary Chair Molly Shannon says, "Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more." During National Library Week 2022, the ALA is asking you to share the connections you've made thanks to your library. Did you find a great book? Get access to computers? Attend a great program or storytime? Did you make new friends at the library’s book club?
If you love your library, say it loud and proud to help your libraries secure much-needed funding and remind hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in the #MyLibrary promotion is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!
Other ways to Celebrate:
1. Enjoy these new services brought to you this past year:
2. Visit your nearest library
Whether you're visiting in person or virtually, our libraries offer the opportunity to connect with new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with us during National Library Week and discover the power of your library card.
3. Follow The Library District, ALA, and I Love Libraries on social media
Be sure to follow us on social media so you don't miss out on our upcoming programs, new services, staff recommendations, and more! Post, like & share to your social media account and join the conversation by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek. Don't forget to follow the American Library Association and I Love Libraries on social media!
- The Library District: Twitter: @LVCCLD, opens a new window | Facebook: @LVCCLD, opens a new window | Instagram: @LVCCLD, opens a new window
- ALA accounts: Twitter: @ALALibrary, opens a new window | Facebook: @AmericanLibraryAssociatio, opens a new windown | Instagram: @americanlibraryassociation, opens a new window
- I Love Libraries: Twitter: @IloveLibraries, opens a new window | Facebook @ILoveLibraries, opens a new window
4. Make a donation & volunteer
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that expands the programs and reach of the Library District. The Foundation attracts new resources for Library District service innovations and partnerships that improve the educational, economic, and social well-being of people and communities in southern Nevada.
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 this year's National Library Week.
“I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2022. My mom was a librarian. She encouraged kids to read. So, the work of librarians and libraries has such a special place in my heart.
"Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more. But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother's memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for everything you do."
National Library Week Events:
- April: School Library Month
- Monday, April 4 The State of America's Libraries Report: Special Edition is released
- Tuesday, April 5 National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 6: National Library Outreach Day
- Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day
Reading Recommendations:Books About Libraries and Librarians
What better way to celebrate National Library Week than to read a book featuring libraries! Enjoy these recommendations from our collection.
Books to Get Kids Excited About Libraries!
To celebrate National Library Week, pick up one of these children's books that feature the library. Recommendations are from my-little-poppies.com