It’s National Library Week! Sponsored annually since 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA), this week celebrates the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes the use and support of libraries all over the country. This year’s theme, Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library, recognizes the endless opportunities offered to library users through specially designed programs, resources and services.
Libraries, whether academic, public, school or special, connect people to technology, support teaching and learning, offer instruction on library use, provide meeting spaces and much, much more. So, during this week, take a few moments to reflect on the importance of libraries and the value they add to your life. After all, there are no limits to what you can achieve through your library.
National Library Week activities include book discussions, children’s programs, exhibits, fundraisers, displays and films. Some libraries even offer amnesty for fines. For more information on National Library Week visit ALA’s website. To learn about local events in honor of National Library Week check your local library or click here to find festivities in Chicago.