Libraries Strengthen Communities: National Library Week 2019

How does your library make your community stronger?
That’s the big question this year during National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, which runs from April 7-13.
The theme of this year’s National Library Week is, “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Why? Because libraries are at the heart of their cities and towns. They are public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.
National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for libraries of all types – and their fans – to raise awareness of their value and impact in the communities they serve.

Here are the ways libraries all over the country are observing:

Monday, April 8. State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2018.

Tuesday, April 9. National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd19

Wednesday, April 10. National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make high-quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #BookmobileDay2019

Thursday, April 11. Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to speak up for libraries and share your library story. #MyLibraryMyStory

What does your library add to your community? Follow Great River Regional Library on Facebook and post a picture of your library – just make sure you tag us – and give us your answer!

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