discover more national library week 2024

National Library Week is an opportunity to let your community know about all the great things offered at your library.

Use the elements in this marketing toolkit to raise awareness and celebrate your library’s value and impact.

Key Dates and Activities

Georgia Library Giving Day: April 3, 2024

Use this message and graphics to help raise awareness and promote Georgia Library Giving Day. Find out more about making a donation to Georgia’s public libraries.

National Library Week: April 7-13, 2024

  • Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day, a National Day of Action in support of the right to read, and the State of America’s Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2023.
  • Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 10: National Library Outreach Day, a day dedicated to library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are, through bookmobiles and other outreach services.
  • Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

Preservation Week: April 28-May 3, 2024

Use our Preservation Week toolkit to learn more and start planning your activities.

National Library Week

Press Release Template

Use this press release template to raise awareness of your library week activities.

Edit with your library’s details, and reach out to your local media contacts to pitch a story or feature about your library. 

Download National Library Week Press Release template (.doc)

Collect patron and staff stories

Encourage patrons to share their Library Story

National Library Week is a great time to collect and share stories about how your library is impacting lives. Use our story collection template or ask on social media using the suggested language below. Share the stories you collect with your library board, staff, and local funders.

Encourage library staff to share what they love to discover at the library

Help us spread the word about the great things happening across Georgia public libraries by encouraging staff to share what they love to discover at the library. A suggested template for a message is below. Feel free to edit as you need!

I love to discover ________________________ at the library! [TAG GPLS, TAG YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.] #GeorgiaLibraries are the heart of every community. They help everyone achieve their goals at any stage of life, from learning to read to launching a new career to preparing for retirement. Share what you love to discover at the library!

You can also make your own image to share on social media!

  • Open the template in Canva, then upload and drop your photo into place.
  • Position and scale your photo, then right-click and select Layer > Send to back to place your photo behind the frame.
  • When you are finished, click Share > Download, make sure to select File type png, then click Download. You can now add your image to your post.

Social Media Messages

Use these posts and images on social media to highlight the impact of Georgia’s public libraries. You can edit and adapt as needed.

Hashtags: #GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #MyLibraryStory

  • Whether beginning kindergarten, graduating high school, starting a career, or finding a new interest in retirement, libraries have something for everyone. Discover more at
  • Want something fun to do this weekend? Your library card is your ticket to discover great places around the state! Check out a free pass to @georgiastateparks, Macon Museums, @AllianceTheatre, @ChattahoocheeNatureCenter, @ZooATL, and more! Visit your local library for details or learn more at
  • Do you, a friend, or family member have a disability that makes reading difficult? Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides reading materials in accessible formats, specially adapted to your abilities. Discover more at
  • Are you curious to learn more about your family tree or hometown history? Access thousands of historical resources like newspapers, photographs, scrapbooks, and more through the @ Digital Library of Georgia. What will you discover?
  • You never know what you might discover at your local library! Borrow a ukulele, experiment with 3-D printing, try a yoga class, or learn a new language. Visit your local library and learn more at
  • Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or just want to kick back and relax, your library card gives you access to free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music online. Discover more at

Shareable Video

GPLS produced this video to share the many benefits offered by public libraries across Georgia. We encourage you to share it on social media, via email to your patrons, and other places to help your community understand what they can do with a library card.

Here is the link to the video on YouTube > or you can use the embed code below:

<iframe width=”1131″ height=”636″ src=”” title=”Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning.” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Use the text below when you share the video. Feel free to modify the wording as needed.

  • Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning. Whether you’re working on a school assignment, looking for a new book, or simply want to gain a new skill, your public library has free, easy-to-use resources that you can access in person or online. Free high speed internet keeps people connected to school or work. Your library also offers the fast track to getting hired, with free programs to help you create a resume, search jobs, and learn job skills. Libraries provide what their communities need, from food to connectivity to entertainment to educational support. With your free library card, you can access all this and more.

 Social Media Graphics

Click on an image to open. Then right-click and select Save Image As to download to your computer.
You can then upload the image into Canva to add your library’s logo.

 Social Media Banners

Click on an image to open. Then right-click and select Save Image As to download to your computer.
You can then upload the image into Canva to add your library’s logo.

Facebook banner

Twitter/X banner

Instagram story

Georgia Library Giving Day Message and Graphics

  • On #LibraryGivingDay, you can help your public library continue to do good work in your community by making a financial donation. Visit to support incredible programs, services, and materials that promote lifelong learning for all ages.

Click on an image to open. Then right-click and select Save Image As to download to your computer.