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Library Events

Nationally recognized promotional events sponsored by ALA and its units, as well as other organizations.

National Library Week
National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians and library workers and to promote library use and support.

Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week, a new YALSA celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the different technologies that are offered there, such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, electronic games and more. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated for the first time March 4-10, 2007.

Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison. Madison is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government.

National Library Legislative Day
National Library Legislative Day is a two-day event in May, in which people who care about libraries participate in advocacy and issue training sessions, interact with Capitol Hill insiders, and visit congressional member offices to ask Congress to pass legislation that supports libraries.

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month: a time to remind parents and kids that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Banned Book Week
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week(TM is a national literacy initiative aimed at teens, their parents, librarians and educators. It is celebrated each year during the third week of October.

Children’s Book Week
A celebration of the written word, Children's Book Week introduces young people to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes and bookstores. Through Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council encourages young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books. Children's Book Week is observed annually in May.

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