.National Libary Week Coming Up

Come celebrate National Library Week at Sonoma County Library from April 7-13. The theme this year is “Ready, Set, Library!”

National Library Week honors the invaluable contributions of libraries and library workers in communities across the nation and serves as a reminder of the essential role libraries play in fostering literacy, promoting lifelong learning and serving as centers for knowledge dissemination and cultural enrichment.

One of the core themes of National Library Week is inclusivity. Libraries serve as democratic institutions that welcome people from all ways of life, regardless of age, background or socioeconomic status. They provide a safe and welcoming environment where anyone can access information, pursue their passions and be inspired.

Sonoma County Library is committed to the idea that libraries are for everyone. We demonstrate this in the robust array of program offerings that we provide every week, as well as our diverse physical and digital collections.

National Library Week reminds us that libraries are at the forefront of efforts to promote literacy and reading; we serve as hubs for books, magazines, newspapers and digital resources.

Also, National Library Week celebrates the vital role of library staff as information specialists and community leaders. Librarians are passionate advocates for intellectual freedom and access to information, helping the public navigate a sea of resources. They curate collections, provide research assistance and teach information literacy skills that are essential in today’s digital age. National Library Week is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the dedication and expertise of library workers who serve their communities.

Furthermore, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the enduring importance of libraries as vibrant community hubs that foster literacy, promote inclusivity and empower people to pursue their educational and intellectual goals.

Get ready to explore, be inspired and connect during National Library Week. We’d love to hear from you—tell us your favorite thing about the library or about a positive experience you’ve had recently, by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you at your local library!

Erika Thibault is the Sonoma County Library director.

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