National Library Week April 19-25, 2020

April 19-25, 2020 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries of all types across the country each April.

The ALA changed the original theme for National Library Week from “Find your place at the library” to “Find the library at your place” to bring attention to how libraries are open for business online during this global pandemic. They offer the virtual services and digital content needed by their communities now more than ever. Libraries will always respond to their community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways.

While our physical library locations in Hamden are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you can discover ebooks, movies, online storytimes, virtual services, and much more on our website, all from your home.

Post to Instagram, Twitter, or the I Love Libraries Facebook page about an e-book or audiobook that you have downloaded, a virtual storytime or bookclub that you’ve attended, or how the Hamden Public Library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home, using the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tagging the Hamden Public Library. One randomly selected winner will be chosen by the American Library Association and will receive a gift card. The promotion starts Sunday, April 19 at noon Central Standard Time and ends on Saturday, April 25 at noon Central Standard Time. Click on this link for more information and how you can show your support for libraries.