Celebrate National Library Week April 4-10, 2021

using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform #georgialibraries #mylibrarystory

National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021) is an opportunity to raise awareness of and celebrate the value and impact of your library.

2021 Theme

The theme this year is “Welcome to Your Library” to promote the idea that libraries extend far beyond four walls – and everyone is welcome to use its services.

Share Your Story

During COVID-19, Georgia’s public libraries have gone above and beyond to adapt to the changing needs of their community. Be sure to share stories of how you are serving your community during National Library Week and beyond!

Please encourage your patrons to share how the library has impacted their lives using #mylibrarystory.

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

Library Week Activities

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • Monday, April 5: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2020.
  • Tuesday, April 6: 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 7: National Library Outreach Day, a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
  • Thursday, April 8: Take Action for Libraries Daya day to rally advocates to support libraries.

**Updated toolkit coming soon.**

Preservation Week is April 25-May 1. 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 | #MyLibraryStory

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

 

Sharable social media messages 

Use 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

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How has your local library impacted your life during COVID-19? Let us know by sharing your library story using #MyLibraryStory georgialibraries.org/library-story #GeorgiaLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek

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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

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“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? Share it using the hashtags #georgialibraries and #mylibrarystory.

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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

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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 #GeorgiaLibraries

young woman using laptop

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

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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 

Use this message with any of the images 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. You are welcome to 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.

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Download and share this image.

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

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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

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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.