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April Virtual Displays

Welcome to McQuade Library's Social Justice Month Resources Guide! Since April is a month of multiple themes, we decided to cover them all under the umbrella of Social Justice Month. The tabs on the left will lead you to events, virtual book displays, pod

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National Library Week 2022: Connect with Your Library

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. 

Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. 

- American Library Association

Events

Use the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek on social media.

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.

1. Visit McQuade Library (or your local library)

Whether you're visiting in person or virtually, libraries offer the opportunity to explore new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with your library during National Library Week to see all they have to offer.

2. Participate in the #MyLibrary promotion on social media.

As National Library Week Honorary Chair Molly Shannon says, "Libraries are places where communities connect—to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more." During National Library Week 2022, we're asking you to share the connections you've made thanks to your library. Did you find a great book? Get access to computers? Attend a great program or storytime? Did you make new friends at the library’s book club?

Tell us by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary.  We'll gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion starts Sunday, April 3 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag your library!

If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in the #MyLibrary promotion is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!

Official rules (PDF)

Help spread the word about the #MyLibrary promotion by sharing these graphics on social media:
Twitter/Facebook | Instagram

Social media graphic: My library connects me to [fill in the blank for a chance to win] National Lirbary Week, American Library Association

4. Follow your library, ALA, and I Love Libraries on social media.

  • Be sure to follow your library on social media so you don't miss out on all they have to offer, including the most reliable information about keeping your family safe during these uncertain times.
  • Post one of our available graphics to your social media account and join the conversation by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek.
  • Don't forget to follow the American Library Association and I Love Libraries on social media!
    ALA accounts: Twitter: @ALALibrary | Facebook: @AmericanLibraryAssociation | Instagram: @americanlibraryassociation>
    I Love Libraries: Twitter: @IloveLibraries | Facebook @ILoveLibraries