The Little Falls Public Library is celebrating National Library Week and New York State Library Week from April 23rd through the 29th!
This year’s theme for National Library Week is “More to the Story” which allows libraries all over the country to showcase what makes them special as a library and to their community. Each day of the week has a different prompt for libraries and library lovers to highlight the best parts of their libraries or the great work that they do.
The week started off on World Book Day on April 23rd where many book lovers from all over showcased what books they were reading or any books that are special to them. Today, April 24th, is Right to Read Day which coincides with the ALA’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books list for the prior year being released alongside the report on the state of America’s libraries. The 24th is also #NYSLibrariesAre which is a social media hashtag designed to prompt everyone in the library community to explain what their library means to them, their community, and their families and friends.
April 25th is Library Workers’ Day for both the ALA and NYLA’s library week campaigns. For Library Workers’ Day we will be highlighting our staff members and praising them for their continued commitment and dedication to the Little Falls Public Library. April 26th is National Library Outreach Day and #OnceUponALibrarian, which recognizes libraries who meet their communities where the community needs them and highlights those who have gone into the library profession.
April 27th is Take Action For Libraries Day and I am a #NYLibraryAdvocate, for both the ALA and for NYLA Thursday highlights a day for library supporters to tell their story and also make their voices heard by writing letters to Congress against the rising number of censorship within libraries. And finally we round out the week with #TakeAction4NYLibraries on April 28th which is dedicated to showing support for all libraries against the rising concern of censorship, budget constraints, and violence within school libraries.
We here at the Little Falls Public Library encourage our patrons to take part in library week on social media and show your love of not only our library, but others within the Mid York System, state and country. Strong libraries make strong communities!
For more information on the ALA’s National Library Week click here and for more information on NYLA’s NYS Library Week click here.