April 19-25 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of our libraries and librarians and to thank them for the many important services they provide! National Library Week celebrates all types of libraries - school, public, academic and special.
This year's theme is "Find Your Place at the Library," which can mean many different things, especially while our ability to visit libraries in person is limited.
For SFUSD libraries, "finding your place at the library" means finding ways to share stories and learning experiences online. While SFUSD students transition to distance learning for the rest of the school year, SFUSD libraries have created fantastic online resources including read-aloud stories in Spanish and English, fun at-home projects, poetry activities, science challenges, and films!
Libraries have always played critical role in education, culture, and society. Right now more than ever, we are grateful for all of our wonderful librarians and library staff who continue to provide much needed access to books, poetry, music, film, and so much more! And a special thank you to all SFUSD librarians for supporting our students and families when they need it most.
Click here and below for a list of National Library Week celebrations!
- Monday, April 20: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019.
- Tuesday, April 21: 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 22: 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.
- Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Daya day to rally advocates to support libraries.