Nationally recognized promotional events sponsored by ALA and its units, as well as other organizations.
National Library Week
Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's
libraries, librarians and library workers and to promote library use and
Teen Tech Week
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
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
National Library Legislative Day
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
Library Card Sign-up Month
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
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
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
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.