Celebrating National Library Week April 7-13

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Released: April 5, 2024

Delaware County Libraries and Delaware County Council Celebrate National Library Week

Annual week of appreciation to take place April 7 - 13

Delaware County Council is excited to join Delaware County Libraries and the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of National Library Week, celebrated this year from April 7 – 13 by more than 16,000 public libraries across the country.

In addition to the county’s 26 member libraries, National Library Week will be celebrated by over 117,000 libraries nationwide, including public, private, and higher education school libraries, government libraries, and armed forces libraries.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the ALA and is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

During National Library Week, Delaware County Libraries are hosting events across the county to celebrate.

Read at Rose Tree

On Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Delaware County Libraries is hosting Read at Rose Tree at the amphitheater at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA. Residents of all ages are invited to bring a lawn chair or a blanket, a book (or two), and a picnic dinner and read with us!

The event is weather permitting (check DelcoLibraries.org for updates). Library card signups and a pop-up library with materials for checkout will also be available.

National Library Week Photo Content

Delaware County Libraries will also be holding a fun photo contest during National Library Week. Photos can be submitted in two categories:

  • Library Buildings - Inside and Out; showcase the architecture of any of our 28 locations
  • Libraries in Action; show us how you’re using items you’ve borrowed or services and resources we provide.

Photos must be submitted online or via email April 7-13. Details can be found at www.delcolibraries.org/Photo-Contest.

StoryWalk: Enjoy the Earth Book + Solar Glasses

Families are invited out to StoryWalk® in Rose Tree Park on Monday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. Free copies of The Earth Book by Todd Parr, this month’s StoryWalk® selection, will be given out in celebration of National Library Week.

We'll also have solar eclipse glasses to give away to help you safely watch the Solar Eclipse that will happen on April 8 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Register at https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/12172712.

For more information about National Library Week, visit https://www.delcolibraries.org/News-NLW-2024.

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