Library Week: A Lifetime of Learning
April 4th through 10th is National Library Week (NLW), a celebration of our nation’s libraries and the impact that they have on all Americans. To mark the occasion, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement:
“This National Library Week, I join all those recognizing the tremendous impact our country’s nearly 120,000 libraries have on people of all ages. In my district and across the country, libraries serve as community hubs and epicenters for learning. It is imperative that Congress continue investing in our nation’s network of libraries so that more people can fully realize the magic and power of reading.”
First celebrated in 1958, NLW is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association, in coordination with libraries across the country, to highlight the importance of libraries and library staff. All types of libraries—school, public, academic and special—participate each year. You too can join in the celebration by visiting the American Library Association’s website and/or by using #NationalLibraryWeek on social media.