While we recommend loving your library ALL YEAR ROUND, there is a specific week dedicated to appreciating your community’s greatest resource: your local library! This year, celebrate National Library Week from April 23 - April 29. This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story” - which is fitting since libraries have evolved to include more than just stories!
The American Library Association recommends the following ways to celebrate during this week:
Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day, the State of America's Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2022.
Tuesday, April 25: 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 26: 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 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Here at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, you can celebrate in multiple ways! Come to one of our events this week, stop by just to say hi, or check out something from our Library of Things! Here are some of my personal favorite items: