Celebrate National Library Week April 3 - 9
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 3-9) is a chance for us to celebrate and support the value libraries bring to communities. 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.
This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by following us on social media #SummitCountyLibraries and using the hashtags: #NationalLibraryWeek | #LibrariesTransform
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.
Ways to Celebrate with Summit County Library during April
Visit the Library
Whether you're visiting in person or virtually, libraries offer the opportunity to connect with new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with your library during National Library Week to see all they have to offer. Be sure to check our large selection of Stream and Download resources!
Free Replacement Cards April 1 - 30
Have you lost your library card or is your current card looking ragged?Come in during April to have it replaced for free!
Coffee and Conversations with the Library Director 1:00 - 2:00 pm
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to meet Library Director, Stephanie Ralph. Ask questions, offer suggestions and learn about some of our new initiatives. Coffee and cookies will be served:
Participate in the #MyLibrary promotion on social media April 3 - April 9
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, we're 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?
Tell us by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary. ALA will gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 3 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag your library!