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Celebrate National Library Week!

Celebrate National Library Week!

Published: April 04, 2024

Ready, set, library! National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and the Catawba County Library encourages everyone in the community to visit the library to take part in the festivities and explore all the library has to offer.

As National Library Week Honorary Chair, award-winning author Meg Medina says, “Libraries connect our communities and enrich our lives in ways we may not realize, and one of my greatest pleasures is discovering the unexpected and beautiful things libraries offer. From book groups to lending sports equipment to providing a safe after-school hangout space and so much more, libraries support us wherever we find ourselves on the roadmap through life’s journey.”

Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, workshops, and more. Libraries also play a pivotal role in economic development by providing resources and support for job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Libraries ensure all of our community members have access to expert assistance with information and technology resources. Libraries strengthen our community and foster a passion for discovery, knowledge, and growth.

No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—preparing for a new career, launching a business, raising a family, or settling into retirement, the library offers the resources and support you need in a supportive community where you will feel welcome.

Get ready to explore, become inspired, and connect with others. The Catawba County Library is there for you, all the way to the finish line.

During National Library Week, we encourage you to share the benefits you’ve experienced at your library with a friend, a neighbor, a colleague, or an elected official. We also encourage you to join us in celebrating the library!

Along with the 20+ events planned for the week of April 7-13, here are a few ways we’ll be celebrating National Library Week:

Monday, April 8: Accessibility Day - highlighting resources that promote accessibility and literacy like adaptable keyboards and mice, Kurzweil software, playaways and audiobooks, books with weighted fonts, and access to the state library’s Accessible Books and Library Services.

Tuesday, April 9: Library Workers Day – highlighting the library’s stellar staff.

Wednesday, April 10: Outreach Day – highlighting the library’s history of bookmobiles and now the Library to Go.

Thursday, April 11: Supporting Our Libraries Day – highlighting the library’s endowment fund and ways to thank elected officials for their continued support for libraries.

Friday, April 12: Celebrating Our Libraries Day – highlighting the library’s favorite moments of the past year.

For more information about the Catawba County Library’s services and programs, please visit, call 828.465.8665, email, or visit