Every April, we celebrate National Library Week, an annual event that highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.
Help Jefferson Libraries (Scott Memorial Library & Paul J Gutman Library) celebrate this year’s theme – Find the Library at Your Place – and you could win a $100 Visa gift card!
How to Celebrate & Enter the Challenge
Give the libraries a shout out on Twitter (@SMLibrary_TJU & @GutmanLibrary)!
Post about a favorite resource, helpful library worker, book club, etc., or share about how the library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home. Tag the Jefferson Libraries in your post and use hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #ThankYouLibraries.
Not on Twitter? Post on the ALA’s Facebook page and make sure to tag the Scott Memorial Library (@scottmemoriallibrary) and use the hashtags.
At the end of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will pick one post, and the contributor will win a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion ends Saturday, April 25, at noon. A winner will be announced on ALA.org.
History of National Library Week
Created by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers, National Library Week started in 1957. The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” The 2018 celebration marked the 60th anniversary of the first event.