National Library Week (April 23 - 29, 2023) is a celebration of our nation's public libraries and the countless contributions of dedicated library workers. It’s also a chance to promote library awareness and public support, and possibly win a $150 visa gift card!
Introduced in 1958, National Library Week is observed each April and is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), which honors all types of libraries – school, public, academic, and special libraries. So much knowledge are in these capable hands!
Whether you visit us at one of our 25 conveniently located Library District branches, or virtually on our website, you can access hundreds of FREE resources and services to achieve your dreams and goals. On our website, you will find downloadable books and streaming movies & music, as well as hundreds of online resources for learning for any age, plus research help, and employment assistance at our EmployNV Career Hubs.
Kelly Yang is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers, including the Front Desk series. She is this year's honorary chair of National Library Week and will help us to celebrate our nation’s libraries.
"I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2023! As a young immigrant child, I came to this country when I was six years old with no English. I know firsthand that there’s so much more to the story when it comes to libraries, just like there’s more to my story. I am the product of amazing libraries and librarians, who saw me, supported me, and nurtured me. Through books, movies, games, giveaways, and engaging programming, I found the courage to go for my dreams. So it is with the greatest joy that I join ALA in celebrating libraries everywhere and all they do to inspire, invigorate, and lift up communities!"
To learn more about Kelly and her books, please visit KellyYang.com.
Participate for a Chance to Win $150 Gift Card!
National Library Week Honorary Chair Kelly Yang found the courage to pursue her dreams through access to resources at her childhood library and the support of librarians. What role has the library played in your life? Did you find inspiration in a book? Get help finding a job or starting a business? Have you made new friends at the library?
Using the hashtag #MyLibraryStory, share your favorite library experience by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. ALA will gather all the entries and select one winner at random to receive a $150 Visa gift card and a Kelly Yang Front Desk series poster. Three second-place winners will receive Kelly Yang Front Desk series posters. The promotion starts Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT and ends on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m PT. Don’t forget to tag us at @LVCCLD!
If you love your library, say it loud and proud to help your libraries secure much-needed funding and remind hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in the #MyLibrary promotion is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!
Other ways to Celebrate:
1. Enjoy these new services brought to you this past year:
2. Visit your nearest library
Whether you're visiting in person or virtually, our libraries offer the opportunity to connect with new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with us during National Library Week and discover the power of your library card.
3. Follow The Library District, ALA, and I Love Libraries on social media
Be sure to follow us on social media so you don't miss out on our upcoming programs, new services, staff recommendations, and more! Post, like & share to your social media account and join the conversation by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek. Don't forget to follow the American Library Association and I Love Libraries on social media!
- The Library District: Twitter: @LVCCLD | Facebook: @LVCCLD | Instagram: @LVCCLD
- ALA accounts: Twitter: @ALALibrary| Facebook: @AmericanLibraryAssociation | Instagram: @americanlibraryassociation
- I Love Libraries: Twitter: @IloveLibraries | Facebook @ILoveLibraries
4. Make a donation & volunteer
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that expands the programs and reach of the Library District. The Foundation attracts new resources for Library District service innovations and partnerships that improve the educational, economic, and social well-being of people and communities in southern Nevada.
National Library Week Events:
- April: School Library Month
- Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day
- Monday, April 24: The State of America's Libraries Report: Special Edition is released
- Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 26: National Library Outreach Day
- Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day
National Library Week is a chance to say “thank you” to your local librarian & these staff picks from our collection help celebrate these everyday heroes.