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Celebrate Preservation Week April 28-May 4, 2024

Preservation Week inspires action to preserve your collections. Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and beyond, and these physical and digital materials support both community and cultural identities. Focusing on preservation for a designated week every year raises awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in preservation, by sharing information to support informed decisions that help your collections last for the future.

The 2024 Preservation Week theme is Preserving Identities.

Connect your community through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Preservation Week Tools & Tips

How can libraries participate in Preservation Week?

There are many ways to support Preservation Week at your library.

Connect with planning resources to help you get ready for a successful week:

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Social Media Messages and Images

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Use these messages and images on social media to raise awareness of Preservation Week and highlight collections around Georgia.

Be sure to use these hashtags in your posts: #GeorgiaLibraries #PreservationWeek #PresWk

  • Help preserve your local and family history! Celebrate Preservation Week at your library April 28 – May 4, 2024. #GeorgiaLibraries #PresWk
  • Preservation Week is April 28 – May 4, 2024, and Georgia’s libraries can provide expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and collectibles. Contact your library for more information or learn more at georgialibraries.org/genealogy. #GeorgiaLibraries #PresWk
  • Did you know that each of us can help preserve our history? That old letter from Grandma or that vacation photo collecting dust in your attic may hold clues to our nation’s past. Visit your local library for free advice on how to preserve family records and other valuable materials. #GeorgiaLibraries #PresWk
  • Did you know many libraries collect unique, rare, or hard-to-find archival and primary resources? These are valuable records you won’t find anywhere else. Celebrate Preservation Week and explore your family and local history. Contact your library for more information, or visit georgialibraries.org/five-ways-to-explore-history-at-your-library #GeorgiaLibraries #PresWk
  • Did you know there are 117 Georgia public library collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. These collections contain 106,330 individual items, including photos, postcards, newspaper clippings and other materials to help you with local history and genealogy research. Start your journey of discovery at dlg.usg.edu #GeorgiaLibraries #PresWk

Georgia Public Library Digital Collections

Discover Georgia public library materials that have been digitized and made available through the Digital Library of Georgia. Search by collection, library, or library system to find resources for local history, culture, genealogy, and more.

View the Georgia Public Library Digital Collections database

Find More Resources

Videos and Webinars

Live and recorded sessions on a range of preservation topics.

> Check out free webinars

Preservation Resources

Find helpful links to get started, stay up to date on a topic, solve a specific preservation challenge, or find guidance to share with others.

> Connect with resources, tips, guides, and more

Library Materials

Add books and guides to share in your collections: Creating Family Archives, Donating Materials guide, Deeds of Gift guide (from the Society of American Archivists)