Every day, libraries of all types prove that they are powerful agents of community change. Show your pride during National Library Week.
Every day, libraries of all types prove that they are powerful agents of community change.
No longer just places for books, libraries now offer a smorgasbord of free digitally-based programs and services, including 3-D printing, ebooks, digital recording studios and technology training.National Library Week will be observed April 10-16, 2016 with the theme, "Libraries Transform."
We encourage everyone to join the National Library Week celebration by visiting your public, school or academic library. Libraries across the country are planning special events. You can also participate on social media by taking part in our "Because______________#LibrariesTransform" promotion.
One of the central elements of the Libraries Transform campaign is the series of Because Statements, which illustrate why libraries are transforming – examples include, “BECAUSE LEARNING TO READ COMES BEFORE READING TO LEARN.” We're asking library lovers to create their own Because Statements during National Library Week by filling in the blank to tell us why libraries matter. One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 gift card and a copy of "Secret Coders," by Mike Holmes and Gene Luen Yang, our National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Entries can be posted to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure to include the word "Because" and the hashtag #LibrariesTransform for a chance to win. Entries can also be submitted directly to the Libraries Transform website.
The promotion begins Sunday, April 10 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 16 at noon CT.
Visit our National Library Week page for details and to learn about more ways to celebrate.
This article was originally published by I Love Libraries.