(Voorhees, NJ) – To celebrate National Library Week, Camden County residents are encouraged to visit their local library to show support for reading, education and library workers. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s More to the Story,” highlighting that libraries offer so much more than just books.
“The library offers so many vital resources from books to educational opportunities, social events, internet access and more,” said Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “Libraries enrich our lives and are a pillar to our communities throughout Camden County and beyond. During this week, we encourage residents to visit their local library to show their support and to check out what the library can offer them and their families.”
Libraries nationwide will be participating in the following events:
Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day, a day for readers, advocates, and library lovers to take action to protect, defend, and celebrate the right to read.
Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Wednesday, April 26: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.
Beginning in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate each April.