National Library Week is April 8th-14th!


National Library Week is an annual celebration of libraries, library workers and the good they do for individuals and communities.

This year’s theme is “Library Lead,” so we’re asking you to share your stories about how Yakima Valley Libraries has led to something of value in your life.

Maybe the library helped you find a new job, learn a new skill, or just provides the perfect place for you to explore your interests. Tell us all about it!

During Library Week (Apr. 8-14), look for these posters in your community library.

Feel free to write directly on the posters, and share a sentence or two about how the library has led to something positive for you, your family, or community.

Plus, if you visit our Facebook page and post your library story there (using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead), you’ll be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” by Misty Copeland.

Ms. Copeland is the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and has been named the Honorary Chair of National Library Week.

You can also post your library story to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Just be sure you include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on all social media posts for a chance to win.

Prize drawing is sponsored by the American Library Association. Yakima Valley Libraries does not track entries, select winners or administer the prize.