It’s National Library Week

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National Library Week (April 7-13, 2024) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2024 is “Ready, Set, Library,” illustrating the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most.

At the library’s author talks, workshops, and book clubs, Americans can connect with fellow enthusiasts and local experts while building relationships that will last a lifetime. No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—preparing for a new career, launching a business, or raising a family—the library provides an inclusive and supportive community where everyone belongs.

The American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its State of America’s Libraries Report, including the list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2023.

National Library Week events

Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day, a day for readers, advocates, and library lovers to take action to protect, defend, and celebrate the right to read. State of America’s Libraries Report released.
Tuesday, April 9: 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 10: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day for all library advocates to affirm their participation in 2024 elections.

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Each Story matters. Every child counts. Día. Children's Day/Book Day. Logo for ALSC: Association for Library Service to Children

On April 30 each year, public and school libraries celebrate Día, a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Programs such as Día play a critical role in helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling understanding and acceptance.

Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on April 30. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found Día.

Oregon Library Directory Map

Libraries of Oregon is a service by the State Library of Oregon to connect Oregonians with libraries and online resources around the state. These online resources cover a wide range of topics and offer research and life-long learning information for all ages.

All Oregon residents have access to online resources provided by the State Library of Oregon. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. —-

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