Celebrate National Library Week April 23-29, 2023

using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #GeorgiaLibraries #MyLibraryStory

National Library Week (April 23-29, 2023) is an opportunity to raise awareness of and celebrate the value and impact of your library.

2023 Theme: There’s More to the Story

The theme for National Library Week 2023, “There’s More to the Story.

Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there’s so much more to the story. Libraries of Things lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs. National Library Week 2023 will be a great time to tell your library’s multi-faceted story. — From American Library Association.

Tools from ALA can also help your planning. Visit their toolkit for additional information and resources.

National Library Week - your public library offers many resources


#GeorgiaLibraries | #NationalLibraryWeek | #LibrariesTransform | #MyLibraryStory

Encourage patrons to use #MyLibraryStory to share how the library has positively impacted their lives.

Library Week Activities

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • Monday, April 24: State of America’s Libraries Report released
  • Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 26: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
  • Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

National Preservation Week


Preservation Week is April 24-24, 2023. Use our toolkit to learn more and start planning your activities.

Preservation Week logo

Georgia Library Giving Day

Georgia Library Giving Day is April 25.

Use these logos and graphics to help you raise awareness of and promote Georgia Library Giving Day.

Library Giving Day logo
Georgia Library Giving Day collage image showing diverse people using library resources
Georgia Library Giving Day image with boy seated and holding an open book
Georgia Library Giving Day image with boy seated and holding an open book

Press Release Template

Here’s a National Library Week press release template to help you raise awareness of your library week activities. Just edit it with your library’s details.

Download National Library Week Press Release template (.doc)

Social media messages

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

Be sure to also share about the unique local programming and services you offer. Tag #GeorgiaLibraries so we can see your posts and share them on our social media accounts as well.

Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts: #GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

Did you know your library offers online resources you can use on your computer, laptop or mobile device? From eBooks to audiobooks and genealogy databases – all you need is your library to get started. See what’s available at www.georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere

Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled offers resources for blind and visually-impaired patrons, including audiobooks and large-print books. If you or someone you know can benefit from these resources, call the GLS team at 1-800-248-6701.

Did you know you can access dozens of historical newspapers through the Digital Library of Georgia? These resources are a great way to study and learn about local and regional Georgia history. Every year, Georgia’s public libraries support the addition of tens of thousands of digitized newspaper pages to the GA Historic Newspapers portal. Just one more way public libraries support history in the making. www.georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere

Need help with your homework? Georgia’s public libraries offer online tutoring services and more. Get in touch with your local library and get the help you need to succeed in school: www.georgialibraries.org/find-a-library

Looking to learn a new language? Your library offers access to Mango Languages, free of charge! Start learning Spanish, French, German or any of dozens of other languages available: www.georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere

Have you heard of the LearningExpress Library? This online resource features tools that can help you prepare for college, search for jobs, and write cover letters. Boost your skills and advance your career. Check it out using your public library card: www.georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere.

Your library offers online resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs, such as Gale Legal Forms. This resource can help you get started with common legal procedures through customizable legal documents. Get started here: www.georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere.

Now at public libraries across GA: Launchpads for checkout are pre-loaded with applications and games to encourage language and literacy development. Check one out today! https://georgialibraries.org/chromebooks-and-learning-tablets-now-available-for-checkout/

Check out eRead Kids! Your #GeorgiaLibraries card gives you free access to 20,000+ electronic and audio books for children through fourth grade. georgialibraries.org/ereadkids
Your GA public library card is your ticket to great places around the state! Use your card to check out a pass to @ZooATL @CtrPuppetryArts @GaStateParks and more!

Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning during #NationalLibraryWeek and all year long. #GeorgiaLibraries youtu.be/1FuyIjE1B7s #NationalLibraryWeek

Your PINES ecard gives you access to your library beyond its four walls through access to digital resources like GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages & much more. #GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek www.gapines.org

New Graphics for Social Media

Graphics for Social Media

Use these graphics to let your community know about the Georgia DHS self-service kiosks at the library.


Feel free to use this message with any of the graphics below on social media:

“Your local library has resources that can help you start a business, learn about your family history, bond with your family, unwind after a stressful day… and more. Get to know your public library better during National Library Week. #GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek”

Library Card Benefits Bookmark

Share this bookmark to remind your patrons about the many services and resources available at public libraries in Georgia.

The graphic can be downloaded as a single 2″ x 8″ bookmark or a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of five bookmarks.

library card bookmark

Sharable Benefits of a Library Card Graphic

Share this image on to let patrons know all of the awesome benefits a library card provides.

Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts: #GeorgiaLibraries  #NationalLibraryWeek  #LibrariesTransform

Do more with your library card graphic

Downloadable JPG image

Printable PDF

Customizable Sharable Social Media Graphics

Add your library’s logo and information and share these graphics on social to make your patrons aware of the many benefits of their library card.

Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts: #GeorgiaLibraries  #NationalLibraryWeek  #LibrariesTransform

American Library Association Resources

The American Library Association provides a variety of graphics and resources to help promote National Library Week.

Visit the ALA National Library Week resource page.