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National Library Week

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April 3, 2022 - April 30, 2022

National Library Week (April 3 – 9, 2022) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.

The American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its State of America’s Libraries Report, highlighting the challenges U.S. libraries faced in the second year of the pandemic – as well as the ways they innovated to meet the needs of their communities.

Library staff in every state faced an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021, resulting in more than 1,597 individual book
challenges or removals. Most targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons.

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

National Library Week events
April: School Library Month
Monday, April 4, The State of America’s Libraries Report Special Edition is released
Tuesday, April 5, National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 6, National Library Outreach Day
Thursday, April 7, Take Action for Libraries Day

Students enrolled in this semester’s “Using Images” class created this poster series to celebrate National Library week.

Grace Perry
Audrey Duclos
Dylan Maher
Brandon Hale-Montminy
Jillian De Paolo


The goal for this assignment was to create surrealist imagery inspired by a quote celebrating the power of libraries. Students followed the style guidelines created for this public service advertising campaign. Students incorporated the graphics and color palette provided by the American Library Association.
A collection of National Library Week posters