04/08/2018: "National Library Week Is April 8-14"
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States , this year.
In 1954 a nonprofit National Book Committee was established between the ALA and the American Book Publishers.
between the ALA and the American Book Publishers.
In 1957 the committee developed the idea for National Library Week, hoping that it would motivate people to read and to support libraries.
National Library Week occurs in April which is School Library Month. National Library Workers Day (Tuesday of the week), National Bookmobile Day, and Support Teen Literature Day (Thursday of the week) all occur during National Library Week. Each year the week has a new theme. The theme of the first sponsored week in 1954 was "Wake Up and Read!" and 2018's theme will be "Libraries Lead.