The theme for National Library Week 2020, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen some time ago, before any of us could imagine the emergence of a global pandemic that would force most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. But you can still find your place at the library because libraries are open for business online, providing the virtual services and digital content their communities need more than ever. You can access ebooks, movies, virtual storytimes and activities, and so much more — all from the comfort of your home.
This year during National Library Week, let’s celebrate by showing our appreciation for the many innovative ways libraries, librarians and library workers are continuing to serve their communities during a time of crisis.
Celebrations during National Library Week
- Monday, April 20: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
- Tuesday, April 21: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
- Wednesday, April 22: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
- Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Find the La Porte County Public Library at your place by visiting us virtually: https://laportelibrary.org/library-online/
Additional resources also available during this time: https://laportelibrary.org/library-updates-resources/
Read more about National Library Week from the American Library Association (ALA).