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We are almost half way into April, the Most Lit Month of the Year, and National Library Week 2019 is underway! If you don’t know what this bookish celebration is all about, National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library works play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.  

The theme for National Library Week 2019 is Libraries = Strong Communities with the goal of showing how libraries are the heart of our towns, cities, and schools by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise while also giving community members a public space to come together. Philanthropist Melinda Gates is the 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.

National Library Week 2019 celebrations include National Library Workers Day, celebrated on April 9th, and National Bookmobile Day, which is TODAY, April 10th, and the Wednesday of every National Library Week. Today is also the official day for financial giving with #LibraryGivingDay, a one-day fundraising event that encourages book lovers who enjoy public libraries to donate to their local library system. Book lovers can also use Take Action for Libraries Day on April 11th to advocate for libraries and share your library story with #MyLibraryMyStory.

Your Turn

So…have you visited the bookmobile today? Did you donate to your local library? What’s your library story? How are you celebrating National Library Week? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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