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National Library Day

It's time to dust off your library card and celebrate National Library Day - immerse yourself in the world of knowledge, stories, and adventure!
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April 6
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Get ready to grab your favorite book and celebrate National Library Day on April 6! This day is all about recognizing the importance of libraries in our communities and promoting literacy. Did you know that the oldest library in the world dates back to over 5,000 years ago? Libraries have played a crucial role in preserving knowledge and providing access to information for centuries. Whether you're a bookworm or just love the peaceful atmosphere of a library, this day is for everyone to appreciate and support these wonderful institutions. So let's give a shoutout to our local libraries and all the hardworking librarians who make them possible!

History of National Library Day

National Library Day Dates

National Library Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>3000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Known Library</div><div class='timeline-text'>The library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, now Iraq, is considered the oldest known library, with clay tablet artifacts dating back to approximately 3,000 BC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>300 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Library of Alexandria</div><div class='timeline-text'>Founded by Ptolemy I Soter during the Hellenistic period, this iconic library held hundreds of thousands of scrolls and significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1440s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gutenberg and Print Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Gutenberg Press democratized access to books and laid the foundation for communal libraries that could serve a larger public audience.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1731</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Subscription Library</div><div class='timeline-text'>Benjamin Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, the first successful lending library in America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Public Libraries Act in UK</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Public Libraries Act of 1850 permitted the establishment of free public libraries in the United Kingdom.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Libraries Emerge</div><div class='timeline-text'>With advances in digital technology, the first digital libraries began to appear, allowing greater access to information archives.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Library Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a library-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a library-themed party! Decorate with book-themed decorations, have a book exchange, and serve snacks inspired by your favorite books.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a book club</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start a book club with your friends or join an existing one at your local library. This is a great way to celebrate National Library Day and discover new books and authors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a library event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local library’s calendar of events and attend one that interests you. From author readings to book clubs to craft workshops, there’s something for everyone at the library.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at the library</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Library Day by giving back to your community. Contact your local library to see if they need volunteers to help with shelving books, organizing events, or other tasks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a banned book</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support for the freedom of information by reading a book that has been banned or challenged in the past. Discuss the book with friends or on social media to raise awareness about censorship.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Library Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Libraries offer endless knowledge and resources</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From books to computers to educational programs, libraries are a treasure trove of information and learning opportunities. They provide access to an incredibly diverse range of resources that individuals may not have access to otherwise.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Libraries promote literacy and a love for reading</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Libraries play a crucial role in promoting literacy by providing free access to books for people of all ages. They also often host reading events and programs that encourage a love for reading and help develop critical thinking skills.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Librarians are amazing resources themselves</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only do librarians keep libraries running smoothly, but they are also incredibly knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to research and finding information. Don't be afraid to ask a librarian for assistance - they're there to help you!</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Mysteries of National Library Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Libraries are more than just books</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many modern libraries also offer a variety of digital resources including e-books, audiobooks, and online databases, making it easier for patrons to access information from anywhere.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Libraries play a crucial role in community development</h3><p class='facts-content'>Libraries often serve as community hubs, hosting events and workshops that bring local residents together and provide educational opportunities.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Library Anxiety" is a real phenomenon</h3><p class='facts-content'>To some, vast rows of books and complex classification systems can be intimidating. This phenomenon, known as 'library anxiety,' may inhibit people from utilizing the library's resources. Librarians are always there to help navigate and demystify these spaces.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The world's smallest library is in a Phone Box</h3><p class='facts-content'>The village of Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset, England has a traditional red phone booth which has been converted into a micro-library. It operates on a 'take a book, leave a book' policy and has been in operation since 2009.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oldest Public Library in the U.S started with 50 Books</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Darby Free Library in Pennsylvania, established in 1743, is considered the oldest public library in the U.S. It started with just 50 books, mostly on moral and religious themes. Now, it contains over 20,000 volumes.</p></div></div>

National Library Day FAQs

When is National Library Day?

National Library Day is celebrated on April 6 every year. In 2024 National Library Day will occur on a Saturday.

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