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National Library Week: Ready, Set, Library!

National Library Week: Ready, Set, Library!

Celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, with Kent County Public Library!

This year's NLW theme is Ready, Set, Library, making this perfect opportunity to explore, learn, and connect with KCPL!

Throughout National Library Week, visit KCPL locations to engage with drop-in activities, play library bingo, and learn more about our supporters!

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, in 1954 the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee.

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

Learn more about the history of National Library Week.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
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