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National Library Week – April 19-25, 2020

  • National Library Week – April 19-25
  • National Library Worker’s Day – April 21
  • Earth Day – April 22
  • Day of Civility – April 23
  • (Special) Food for Fines Day – April 23
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National Library Week Video Giveaway

Time to get your creative juices flowing! We’re kicking off #NationalLibraryWeek with a giveaway! Monday, April 20 through Saturday, April 25 at 11:59 PM, post a video giving a shout-out to the library! Tell us the thing you miss most about visiting the library, what your favorite online resources has been, or simply say hello to your favorite librarian (Tuesday is National Library Workers Day!). Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from the local restaurant of the winner’s choice!

Post your video to our Facebook ( or using Instagram with the #ACLSNLW2020 to be entered into the drawing. We will pick a randomly selected winner over the weekend and announce the winner on Monday, April 27.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the library, but for the time being, we will love viewing your video messages for #NationalLibraryWeek!

Learn more about National Library Week

The original theme for National Library Week, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen months ago. In response to the emergence of the global pandemic, the theme was revised to “Find the library at your place” to bring attention to how libraries are open for business online, offering the electronic services and digital content their communities need now more than ever.

The week of April 19-25, 2020 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in Allegany County. At all six of the Allegany County branches, library workers offer a wide array of personalized services and resources to transform lives and strengthen communities .

The Allegany County Library System invites all of Allegany County to “find the library at their place” by visiting our website to use our virtual services and resources. While the library’s physical buildings may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the public can discover and enjoy ebooks, stream movies, download audiobooks and much more—all from home at Library staff also offer personal book and movie recommendations as well as online programs on our Facebook page at

In times of crisis, libraries respond to their community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the library staff have continued to make a difference by making resources freely available by removing monetary blocks to use library materials and enabling community members to sign up for new library cards on our website, resulting in over 85 new families with access to our resources. Library staff have also stepped in to support online learning in county schools by creating webpages for student resources ( and continuing to offer virtual homework help.

In this time while our community is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the Allegany County Library System wishes to thank everyone who has stepped up and made a difference. We are all doing our part and the library staff looks forward to reopening as soon as it is safe so that we can see you again, welcome you back, and continue to share what is great about Allegany County.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and celebrated at libraries across the country each April.