Share Your National Library Week Programming Ideas

Share your programming ideas and join in the discussion at ALA Connect’s new National Library Week community. The mission of the National Library Week community is to create an open discussion space for ALA members to communicate their ideas and develop new ways to celebrate and promote National Library Week in all types of libraries.

The community’s first discussion includes a list of promotional ideas for National Library Week 2010 using the theme “Communities thrive @ your library.” Ideas include creating a community garden at your library, partnering with a local credit union to teach a finance class, and working with another community service–based organization.

Online materials focusing on “Communities thrive @ your library,” the 2010 National Library Week theme, are available for download. They include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, and scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs).

Ideas were generated by the National Library Week subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Public Awareness Committee, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

ALA Connect is the home of the American Library Association’s (ALA) online communities.