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national library week

Sunday, April 3—Saturday, April 9

It’s National Library Week—a celebration of the librarians, library workers, and patrons that make libraries a valuable resource for the whole country.

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week aims to promote library use and support. 

The theme for 2022 is, “Connect with your library.”  This is a reminder that libraries can connect you with technology, information, classes, ideas, and people. 

Get access to our digital resources, meet up with fellow book lovers in a book club, find the latest news about the Superior Library fundraising and construction, and more. Stay tuned for social media updates on what’s happening this week and see below for a breakdown of the week!

Monday, April 4: State of the Library


Read ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021.

Also, check out YDL’s annual report on highlights from 2020. The annual report for 2021 will be coming soon.


Tuesday, April 5: National Library Workers Day


Celebrate the valuable contributions of your local library workers! We love to hear from you, so send us a message of thanks or share the love on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feeds.

Also, we encourage you to nominate a YDL employee as a stellar library worker!


Wednesday, April 6: National Library Outreach Day

It’s time to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting our patrons where you are.

Even as we reopened our doors, we’ve maintained many of the programs we used to reach you in the community. We’re continuing our curbside pickup, and our homebound service for seniors. The Bookmobile is back on the road with expanded service coming soon.

Thanks for staying with us and celebrating a return to normal with us.

Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day


Let’s rally advocates to support our nation’s libraries! Share your library story on social media using the hashtag #LibrariesStrong. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, to keep up with the latest happenings at the library.

Also, be sure to follow the American Library Association, and I Love Libraries on social media.

ALA Accounts:

Twitter: @ALALibrary

Facebook: @AmericanLibraryAssociation

Instagram: @americanlibraryassociation

I Love Libraries Accounts:

Twitter: @IloveLibraries

Facebook: @ILoveLibraries

Support YDL

There are many ways to help your local library. Visit our donate page to learn more. 


Shop at Amazon?

Go to, and the site will donate every time you use your card on eligible purchases. Just designate YDL as your organization of choice.

Have a Kroger Plus card?

Log into your free account, and add YDL as your Community Rewards designee. Kroger will donate to YDL every time you use your card on eligible purchases.

Friday, April 8: Read and Engage

Enjoy these digital resources with something for any age.

Big Library Read: Virtual Book Club

Made possible by OverDrive, Big Library Read is the world’s first international, online book club that you can join by using your library card. Join virtual book discussions, browse reading lists, and connect with fellow readers. This year’s title is Music Is History, by Questlove.

OverDrive Magazine Collection

 OverDrive/Libby has absorbed RBdigital, our previous magazine database. Browse over 3,000 titles, with a variety of genres including National Geographic, Vogue, Readers Digest, and more using Overdrive’s Libby App.

NLW Themed Fun

ALA has fun printable activities for you and your family to complete at home!

Do a National Library Week themed coloring page. The coloring page is also available in Spanish.

There’s also an online store full of posters, bookmarks, and more.