The Alachua County Library District invites all community members to connect with the library during National Library Week April 3-9 by visiting a library branch or checking out our online resources.
Stop by your favorite branch and write down how you plug into the library and the connections you've made thanks to the library. Or tell us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #MyLibrary and tagging @alachualibrary. Does your library connect you with great books, free internet services, fun programs, or all the above? We want to know!
The Alachua County Library District offers a wide array of free programs, materials, and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home, including:
- More than 821,600 items for checkout
- Nearly 122,000 digital books and audiobooks
- Computers and Wi-Fi
- Programs for all ages, including story times, conversational English clubs, and career skills classes
- Flower, vegetable, and herb seeds
- Video streaming for movies, television shows, and music
Celebrate National Library Week and three special days observed during the week.
- Tuesday, April 5 is National Library Workers Day - Thank your favorite library workers in-person or online with #NLWD22.
- Wednesday, April 6 is National Library Outreach Day - Celebrate library outreach and all the ways libraries work to meet people where they are.
- Thursday, April 7 is Take Action for Libraries Day - Show your support for sustainable library funding. Contact your Congress representatives - Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and Kat Cammack - and ask them to #FundLibraries!
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and observed by libraries of all types across the country each April.