We’re excited to celebrate National Library Week, April 3 to April 9! This annual event is a chance to recognize the important role libraries play in their communities.
This year’s theme is Connect with Your Library. In the words of this year’s honorary chair, comedian Molly Shannon:
“I am so honored to serve as honorary chair of National Library Week for 2022. My mom was a librarian. She encouraged kids to read. So, the work of librarians and libraries has such a special place in my heart.
Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more. But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother's memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for everything you do."
The theme for National Library Week 2022 is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected! You can connect to technology by using Wi-Fi or computers, as well as connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other.
There are a ton of easy ways to connect with your library during National Library Week. Here are a few of our suggestions:
- Visit your local library and say “thank you” to a library staff member!
- Explore a new online resource like LinkedIn Learning, America’s News, or PebbleGo!
- Ask a librarian for a book recommendation!
- Download the WashCoLib mobile app so you can manage your account on the go!
- Share a story about the connections you’ve made at the library on social media. Tag us @WashCoLib and use the hashtag #MyLibrary for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card from the American Library Association.
However you choose to celebrate, please know that all of us at Washington County Library are grateful for your support!