Celebrate National Library Week April 19-25
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 19-25) is a chance for us to celebrate and support the value libraries bring to communities.
A little history…
When National Library Week began over 60 years ago, research showed that Americans were spending more money on radios, televisions, and musical instruments than books. Thus, National Library Week was founded on the belief that as people read more, they would support and use libraries more.
Though the methods, technology, and role of libraries have changed in the past 60 years, our universal goals of building lifelong readers, creating inclusive learning environments, protecting intellectual freedom and privacy, serving a diverse public, and connecting community through engaging programs remain steadfast.
Fun virtual events at Summit County Library
To celebrate National Library Week this year, in our unusual circumstances Summit County Library has done their best to adapt some fun activities to be online to say a big THANK YOU for supporting your local library!
Free Replacement Cards
Have you lost your library card or is your current card looking ragged? Come in between April 19-25 to have it replaced for free!
BookShelfie! Photo Contest
Arrange a shelf of your favorite books. Snap a selfie with your books. Email your picture to [email protected] by April 25th. Please include your name in the email. Vote by liking your favorite entry on our Facebook page, @Summit County Libraries, by April 30th.*. Our followers will vote on their favorite - the grand prize winner who will win some library swag!
Library staff are throwing it back to high school with a library-themed Spirit Week! Join staff in dressing up from the comfort of your home. Monday - PJs Wednesday - Favorite Sports Team and Friday - Flannel.
Q & A with Library Staff
Have you always wondered something about the library? Now is your chance to meet our library director and staff and get your answers on Facebook Live. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Send your questions in advance to [email protected]
11 a.m. - Wednesday, April 22