National Library Week

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States each April, typically the second full week.[1]

National Library Week occurs in April which is School Library Month. National Library Workers Day (Tuesday of the week), National Bookmobile Day and Support Teen Literature Day (Thursday of the week) all occur during National Library Week.

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The first National Library Week of the Jamaica Library Association was held March 6–12, 1966.[2]

Australia's Library and Information Week is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, and held annually at the end of May.[3] The first Australian Library Week was held in 1968 by the Australian Library Promotion Council.[3]


  1. ^ Anderson, Dee (2009). Reading is Funny!. ALA Editions. p. 135. ISBN 0-8389-0957-4. 
  2. ^ Drake, Miriam A. (2003). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Des-Lib. CRC Press. p. 1428. ISBN 0-8247-2078-4. 
  3. ^ a b "Peak bodies forum". National Library of Australia. 2007. 

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