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Celebrate National Library Week!

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme, “Libraries Lead!”

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Misty Copeland serves as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair

In 2015, Misty was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, making her the first African American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history.

Misty is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion and her 2014 picture book, Firebird, won the Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award in 2015. Her new book, Ballerina Body, an instant New York Times Bestseller, published in March 2017.

The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

Read more about the 60-year history of National Library Week at American Libraries magazine, and check out the list of past National Library Week themes.

Celebrations during National Library Week

  • Monday, April 9: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017.
  • Tuesday, April 10: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd18
  • Wednesday, April 11: 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. #bookmobileday2018
  • Thursday, April 12: Take Action for Libraries Day, a national library advocacy effort observed for the first time in 2017 in response to proposed cuts to federal funds for libraries.#fundlibraries

“Where did the Haverhill Public Library library lead you?”

For a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of Firebird by Misty Copeland tell us how the Haverhill Public Library led you to do something of value in your life!

Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text.  Creativity is encouraged! Include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on your social media post for a chance to win!

 

 

 

 

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