April is the perfect month to celebrate libraries of all types!
The entire month of April is School Library Month. School Library Month has been celebrated since 1985 by the American Association of School (AASL) Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). School Library Month is a fantastic time to celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning. AASL's School Library Month website has many resources to promote School Library Month in your own community.
In honor of all the ways school libraries transform learning for kids in Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issued a proclamation celebrating the school libraries in our state.
This week is also National Library Week. Observed by ALA since 1958, National Library Week is a time to highlight the work of libraries of all types. The theme for this year's National Library Week is "Connect with Your Library." Tools for local libraries to promote their services during this week are available on ALA's National Library Week website.
Highlights of this week include:
Tuesday, April 5: 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 6: 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 7: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
In honor of the critical ways that public, school, academic, and special libraries enhance the lives of ALL Wisconsin residents, DPI has issued a proclamation inviting Wisconsinites to connect with their libraries this week, and every week.