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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Help us Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week 2023 logo: There's More to the Story

We hope you'll join us in celebrating National Library Week from April 23 to 29! This annual celebration offers the chance to recognize the important work libraries do in their communities each day – something we hope you agree with!

The theme of this year's celebration is "There's More to the Story," and reflects the fact that libraries are both full of stories AND there's more to libraries than just books. 

In the words of this year's honorary chair, children's author Kelly Yang

"As a young immigrant child, I came to this country when I was six years old with no English. 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."

 This month, we hope you'll take some time to share and explore how there's more to the story at your favorite library. Here are a few of our suggestions:  

The American Library Association also has several themed days to celebrate National Library Week: 

  • Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day is a national day of action in support of the right to read. The State of America's Libraries Report will be released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2022.
  • Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 26:  National Library Outreach Day, a day the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
  • Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to urge members of Congress to invest in libraries.

However you choose to celebrate, know that we're grateful for your support of Washington County Library this month and every month! 

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