National Library Week is April 19-25, 2020
The theme for National Library Week (NLW) 2020, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen before the COVID-19 pandemic forced most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. Most people can’t visit their libraries in person, but libraries are still very much open for business. To celebrate that, ALA flipped the script a bit on the theme. “Find the library at your place” highlights how libraries are offering virtual services and digital content their communities need now more than ever. You are free to use any of the NLW materials with either theme. If your library plans to participate in NLW, please use the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesStrong to bring attention to the valuable role libraries are continuing to play.
The new “Find the library at your place” digital graphics and media tools in English and Spanish are available for download on the National Library Week webpage. For libraries that don’t have plans yet for NLW, or are unsure about how they can get involved this year, check out ALA's 20 Easy Ways to Participate in NLW 2020 tip sheet. ALA also has new Because statements that are relevant in our time of social distancing that can be posted to websites and social media.