National Library Week is an annual celebration to highlight the valuable role libraries and library staff play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical educational resources and expertise.
WE… provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.
WE… encourage community members to meet and discuss civic issues.
WE… provide educational opportunities to learn new technologies and further career development.
WE… partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s needs are being met.
We hope our users will take the time during National Library Week to show their support and help us raise awareness of the value and impact of Howard County Library System.
Here are a few ways you can help us celebrate:
Tuesday, April 9 is National Library Workers Day
- SAY THANK YOU to your favorite library worker… in person or on social media with a pic or a post (#NLWD)
- Nominate a Stellar Library Worker to be in the national Galaxy of Stars.
- Eat at Chipotle at the Mall in Columbia, 4 – 8 pm and 33% of the proceeds from your meal supports the Friends & Foundation.
Wednesday, April 10 is Library Giving Day. Join Friends & Foundation and tell you friends on social media (#LibraryGivingDay)
Thursday, April 11 is Take Action for Libraries Day. Speak up for libraries and share your library story on our Facebook page. (#MyLibraryMyStory)