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National Library Week – April 7-13, 2024

  • National Library Week – April 7-13
  • Right to Read Day – April 8
  • National Library Workers Day – April 9
  • National Library Outreach Day – April 10
  • Food for Fines Day – April 11
  • Take Action for Libraries Day – April 11

National Library Week

Ready, set, library! National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and the Allegany County Library System encourages everyone in the community to visit the library and explore all our library has to offer.

Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions through book clubs, Story Times, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. The Allegany County Library System offers a wide array of programs, classes and resources, including Meal in a Mug, Body and Band Resistance Classes, Watercolor Workshops, and more!

And libraries play a pivotal role in economic development by providing resources and support for job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Allegany County Library System supports Allegany County with services such as mobile printing, public computers, conference rooms, and more.

No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—preparing for a new career, launching a business, raising a family, or settling into retirement—the Allegany County Library System offers the resources and support you need and an inclusive and supportive community where you will feel welcome.

So, get ready to explore, become inspired, and connect with others this National Library Week. The Allegany County Library System is there for you, all the way to the finish line.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

Welcome to OUR library! We believe that our library is not just a building full of books and resources, but a shared space that belongs to everyone in the community. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a newcomer to the area, you’re invited to make this library your own.

At OUR library, we’re committed to providing access to information, education, and entertainment to everyone who walks through our doors. With a vast collection of books, magazines, movies, and other materials, there’s something here for everyone. And with our friendly staff and welcoming environment, you’ll feel right at home in our library.

But OUR library is more than just a place to borrow books. It’s a hub of activity and learning, with a wide range of programs and events designed to bring people together and help them grow. From Story Time for kids to book clubs for adults, from workshops on job searching to classes on computer skills, there’s always something happening here.

At OUR library, we believe that knowledge should be freely accessible to all. That’s why we offer a wealth of online resources, from e-books and audiobooks to research databases and streaming media. With just a library card and an internet connection, you can access a world of information from anywhere in the community.

So come on down to OUR library and see what we have to offer. This is your library, and we’re here to serve you. Visit our website to learn more about our hours, services, and upcoming events, and join us in celebrating the power of community-owned libraries this April 7-13 during National Library Week!

National Library Workers Day – Tuesday, April 9

On April 9, 2024, the nation will celebrate National Library Workers Day, a time to recognize library staff members for their public service contributions in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning.  Library staff continue to play an invaluable role in supporting our communities both in person and virtually.  The Allegany County Library System invites library advocates, patrons, and staff to show your support of our library workers by posting words of encouragement and appreciation for your favorite library staff using the form below.  Patrons are welcome to share stories about how library staff has had an impact on your lives or community.  Patrons can also share well wishes over our social media channels with the hashtag #OurLibraryOurStory or Tag the Allegany County Library System Facebook page. 

Not Required

Food for Fines – Thursday, April 11

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Food for Fines

Allegany County Library System – All Libraries (during operating hours)

On Thursday, April 11th, all branches of the library will accept non-perishable food donations in exchange for library fines. Each donated item will reduce the patron’s library fines by $1.00, up to a maximum of $15.00 per person. Food donations should be within their expiration date, undamaged, and unopened.

Allegany County Month of Civility – April

Visit our of Month of Civility page for more Choose Civility events in April.

Learn more about National Library Week