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2018 National Library Week

April 8-14 is National Library Week this year. 2018 marks the 60th year that National Library Week has been celebrated. Throughout this week, libraries are celebrated for their impact and influence in their communities. It is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Here’s what’s happening this #NationalLibraryWeek:

On Monday, the ALA released their annual State of America’s Libraries report.

The report includes 2017’s most challenged books. Here are those 10 titles:

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  3. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. George by Alex Gino
  6. Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, illustrated by Fiona Smyth
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  9. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, illustrated by Henry Cole
  10. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas

Tuesday, April 9th, is National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd18

Wednesday, April 11th, is 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. Stop by our Bookmobile for a special celebration! #bookmobileday2018

Thursday, April 12th, is Take Action for Libraries Day, a national library advocacy effort observed for the first time in 2017 in response to proposed cuts to federal funds for libraries.#fundlibraries

On Friday and Saturday, stop in your local library and see what wonderful things you can do there. We love serving you and our communities, and we hope to see you soon.