This week is National Library Week (April 7-13). First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA), it was created to honor the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and is celebrated each April, (which has also been designated as School Library Month).
From free access to books and online resources to supporting entrepreneurship and retraining in library business centers, the nation’s libraries truly offer opportunity to all.
This year’s theme, “Libraries=Strong Communities”, is a national advocacy campaign whose goal is to highlight the value of the nation’s academic, public and school libraries. It is supported by ALA President, Loida Garcia-Febo (2018-2019) and is recognized by communities across the country.
Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Gates Foundation, is 2019’s National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Ridgefield School District is proud to participate in this national celebration. To all of the dedicated library staff in each of our schools, we thank you for all that you do!