Celebrate National Library Week April 19-25, 2020

using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #georgialibraries #LibrariesStrong #mylibrarystory

National Library Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of and celebrate the value and impact of your library.

Please encourage your patrons to share how the library has impacted their lives using #mylibrarystory, and please use the #LibrariesStrong hashtag to share examples of how your library continues to serve your community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tools from ALA can also help your planning. Visit https://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/national-library-week-tools for additional information and resources.

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • Monday, April 20: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
  • Tuesday, April 21: 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 22: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
  • Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Preservation Week is April 26-May 2. Use the toolkit to get ready.

Georgia Public Library Service on Social Media

Tag us on Facebook and Twitter when you share your library’s National Library Week activities.

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Hashtags

#GeorgiaLibraries | #NationalLibraryWeek | #LibrariesTransform

Use the #LibrariesStrong hashtag to share examples of how your library continues to serve your community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Encourage patrons to use the hashtag #mylibrary story to share how the library has positively impacted their lives.

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Sharable social media messages 

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

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

How have online library resources impacted your life during this time of social distancing? Let us know by sharing your library story using #mylibrarystory https://bit.ly/2VbGTac #georgialibraries #nationallibraryweek

Help kids build confidence and reading skills, and have fun, with eRead Kids, a digital library available through all Georgia public libraries. Young readers have access to more than 15,000 electronic and audio books! https://georgialibraries.org/ereadkids #georgialibraries #librariestransform

Visit your library [online]. While #georgialibraries are temporarily closed due the public health crisis, it’s a great time to explore the many digital resources that libraries provide, such as audiobooks, e-books, music and movies. Some libraries are even offering programs online, such as virtual storytimes, book clubs, and crafting sessions. Be sure to follow your library on social media so you don’t miss out on all they have to offer, including the most reliable information about keeping your family safe during the uncertain times. https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere #NationalLibraryWeek

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“The last five years, the library has been like a second home as I used it to complete my master’s degree & start my doctoral. I have developed friendships & received help from total strangers.” What’s your library story? #georgialibraries #mylibrarystory

To help the thousands of Georgian families without internet access at home, as well as students continuing their lessons online while schools are closed, many public libraries are providing free wi-fi in their parking lots. Families can access high speed internet while maintaining a safe social distance from others. https://bit.ly/2XBi491 #georgialibraries #NationalLibraryWeek

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Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, #georgialibraries have easy-to-use online resources. Just sign in from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/ #nationallibraryweek

Libraries in Georgia provide many free online resources to empower their communities, support job seekers and provide educational opportunities for all ages. Find yours today: https://georgialibraries.org/find-a-library #georgialibraries #NationalLibraryWeek

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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

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Printable PDF

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Sharable Social Media Graphics

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

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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

Sharable Elevator Speech Messages

Use these cards to develop and share messaging about your library’s impact. Individual cards are standard business card size (3.5″ x 2″). The “Library Elevator Speech Card” card is 3″ x 3″.

Here is a pdf of all of the cards.

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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.