First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Many school libraries also celebrate the month of April as School Library Media Month sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA, with the same theme as National Library Week. National Library Workers Day, celebrated the Tuesday of National Library Week (April 15, 2008), is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Walter Stubbs, Administrative Librarian, Angela Zachery, Head Opelousas Branch Assistant, and Stephanie Guillory, Head Eunice Branch Assistant, welcome all to visit the library that week, meet and greet staff members, and support responsible library use - and save some money- by returning any overdue items you may have belonging to the Opelousas-Eunice Public Library.
Stubbs said that he also anticipates an increase in school visits that week, and said that, for the library staff, National Library Week also means that in a little over a month the Summer Reading Program and Performing Arts Series will begin.