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Join the Libraries Transform campaign today! You'll get access to downloadable marketing materials, helpful tips for using the Libraries Transform campaign locally, and updates about the campaign from the American Library Association. Sign up today.

What can you do to help spread the word about the important role of libraries in people’s lives? Here are a few ways to get started.

  1. Visit your local library
  2. National Library Week is April 9-15, 2017. Celebrate with America's libraries.
  3. Sign up for Virtual Library Legislative Day.
  4. Learn more about Libraries Transform by reading our Year One Report!
  5. Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook orTwitter. The official hashtag of the campaign is #librariestransform.
  6. Share your favorite Because Statement on social media, or write your own!
  7. Has the library transformed your life? Share your story.
  8. Check out a map of participating libraries.
  9. Display a Libraries Transform banner on your blog.

Support your local library


 

Public, school, academic and special libraries need your support to survive. Find out how you can help yours.

Visit your library.  Get a library card. Follow your library on social media. Volunteer if you can. Join your library’s Friends group.  If your library doesn’t have a Friends group, talk to your librarian about how you can start one or get involved. Visit ilovelibraries.org to learn more.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017


Soccer great Julie Foudy to serve as National Library Week Honorary Chair

Julie Foudy is a retired professional soccer player, two-time World Cup champion, and a medalist in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. She was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007. She is currently a reporter and analyst for ABC/ESPN, contributor and writer for espnW, and motivational speaker.

Ways to celebrate

1. Visit your library.

Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration.  Libraries across the country are participating. 

2. Show your support for libraries on social media.

Help spread the word about National Library Week by sharing these images on your blog or social media channel. Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook and Twitter and the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform to join the celebration on social media.

3. Expert in the Library Promotion

Libraries Transform, My librarian is expert in [fillin the blank]Share some love for your librarian and the chance to win in $100

What is your librarian an expert in—storytime, medieval history, recommending books—or are they an expert in making you smile?  Let the world know that you appreciate your "expert in the library" during National Library Week 2017. 

Your response can be text, a photo or a video posted Twitter, Instagram, or posted directly to the I Love Libraries Facebook page.

Use the printable props we've provided or be original. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure to include the hashtag #expertinthelibrary and post between Saturday, April 8 at noon CT and Saturday, April 15 at noon CT for a chance to win the $100 gift card. Extra points if you tag your library in the post.

My librarian is expert in  Print (PDF) | High resolution PNG
Librarians are expert in   Print (PDF) | High resolution PNG
I'm an expert in               Print (PDF) | High resolution PNG

Add our Libraries Transform Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture.

Mock up of how to change your social media profile for National Library Week.

Virtual Library Legislative Day


 

National Library Legislative Day, May 1-2, 2017, Register now!Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day, held each spring in Washington, D.C. This year, National Library Legislative Day will be May 1-2. Library advocates who can't make it to Capitol Hill for the event can be a part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials any time the week of May 1-5, as part of  Virtual Library Legislative Day activities. Make your voice heard on a national level.   Register now to support libraries for Virtual Library Legislative Day.

Libraries Transform Year One Report


 

#LibrariesTransform on Twitter and Instagram


 

 

Share your story


 

Do you have a story about how your library is transforming to meet the needs of your community?
Has the library transformed your life in some way?

 

TELL US YOUR STORY

 

Map of participating libraries


 

If you think your library should be added or removed from this map, send us an email. Last updated March 20, 2017.

 

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Learn more


 

Visit the Real Stories page to learn more about how today’s libraries are transforming and the critical role they play in the digital age.

Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries

Watch and share the Dialogue’s inspiring video that highlights the ways in which public libraries are transforming communities through the strategic use of their people, place and platform assets. 
Read the report: Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries and learn more at www.aspeninstitute.org.