National Library Week

National Library Week April 7-13, 2024

National Library Week 2024: Ready, Set, Library!

The theme for National Library Week 2024 is Ready, Set, Library! National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Newbery and Pura Belpré-award winning author Meg Medina will serve as Honorary Chair.

Meg Medina


“I’m thrilled to serve as the honorary chair of National Library Week for 2024! Libraries connect our communities and enrich our lives in ways we may not realize, and one of my greatest pleasures is discovering the unexpected and beautiful things libraries offer. From book groups to lending sports equipment to providing a safe after-school hangout space and so much more, libraries support us wherever we find ourselves on the roadmap through life’s journey. Join me and the American Library Association in celebrating the gift of libraries everywhere and the adventures and opportunities they unlock for us every day. Ready, Set, Library!”













Celebration Days During National Library Week

Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day is a National Day of Action in support of the right to read. The State of America's Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2023.

Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.

Wednesday, April 10: National Library Outreach Day, a day the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to urge members of Congress to protect the freedom to read.

Tell us how YOU library for a chance to win!

Do you love getting lost in the stories of the library's summer reading program, storytime, or book club? When you walk through the library's doors, are you looking for a quiet nook to study or a computer to job search? What's your favorite thing to check out - books, movies, yard games, mobile hotspots? Do you attend programs to enrich your mind, harness your creativity, or find support from your community? We want to know how YOU library! 

Participating is easy:

  • Snap a pic or shoot a video showcasing your favorite thing about your library.

  • Post to Instagram, X, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page with the hashtag #HowILibrary.

  • Don't forget to tag the Coshocton County Library System! 

What's in it for you?
In addition to the gratification of supporting libraries, there's also a chance to win great prizes:

  • Grand Prize (1 winner): A VISA gift card ($150) and a choice of one ALA Graphics poster

  • Second Prize (3 winners): Choice of one ALA Graphics poster

Let's see those book stacks, creative reading spots, and all the adventures that libraries take you on! If you don't have a photo to share, check out the Library Elements graphics at The promotion starts Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET and ends Friday, April 12 at 1:00 PM ET. 

Join the #HowILibrary movement, and let's make this the best National Library Week ever! Official Rules (PDF)