Every April, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week! The holiday promotes local libraries and library workers and is a time to consider what value libraries bring to our community. This year’s theme is “More to the Story.”
Libraries are full of stories, and Thomas Jefferson University Libraries (Jefferson Libraries) offer space for studying, gathering, and connecting. Our library programming brings together student groups, faculty, and staff for movie nights, lectures, and more. Library infrastructure provides internet and technology access, research and information literacy skills, and support.
This year, as we celebrate libraries, we’re asking YOU to tell us your library story!
Check out why Jefferson students and staff love the library!
Watch Zoe’s video to find out what she loves about Jefferson Libraries:
Check out Alexi’s video to learn what her Jefferson Libraries story is:
Students aren’t the only ones who love the Jefferson Libraries. Over at Scott Library, Access Services Technician Timber loves the bone blocks:
Mark, Access Services Technician at Scott Library, thinks the best hidden secret at the library are the projector kits. (And check out Mark’s friend Walter, the Access Services mascot and a library lover himself!)
Scott Library’s Manager of Access Services, Janice, wants to make sure you know that the library has resources like laptops and iPads to help you study and research:
Celebrate with Us & Tell Us Your Story!
East Falls/Gutman Library: Stop by the library on Thursday, April 27, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks and tell us your library story!
Center City/Scott Library: Stop by the library on Friday, April 28, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks, and tell us your library story!
Post on social media: Follow us on social media and post your library story with a video or photo, and you could win prizes! Tag us on Twitter (@SMLibrary_TJU and @gutmanlibrary) and use hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #moretothestory and we’ll share your story!
Learn more about National Library Week
Visit the American Library Association’s website to learn more about National Library Week and events throughout the week.
Right to Read Day on Monday, April 24, is a National Day of Action supporting the right to read. The State of America’s Libraries Report highlights the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2022.