The theme for 2018 National Library Week is “Libraries Lead,” and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will serve as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
National Library Week 2018 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958. This national celebration is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate every year in National Library Week.
National Library Week events
April: School Library Month
Monday, April 9 The 2017 State of America’s Libraries Report is released
Tuesday, April 10: National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 11: National Bookmobile Day
Thursday, April 12, Take Action for Libraries Day
“Where did the library lead you” promotion.
Social media prop: My library led the way to (You can fill in your story). National Library Week, 2018 is a perfect time to share your stories. This year, in keeping with the theme Libraries Lead, tell us how the library led you to do something or discovered something that you are able to share using good Digital Citizenship skills. This should have impacted your life in a positive way or lead you to do something of value in your life.
One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure you include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on the social media post for a chance to win.
You can also post on @SUHILIB Twitter account to enter into the Think Before You Post drawing for a chance to win one of (5) Starbucks gift cards worth $10.00 each. You need to post 5 out of the 10 items on the list to be a contender in the drawing. Digital Security is important and it is encouraged to be safe online. How can we spread this positive message?
Remember “What goes online, Stays online!” Be careful Red Devils!
See Mrs. Brown if you have any questions about your entry. Good Luck!
“The library has always been a window into a larger world.” Barack Obama