National Library Week 2024

National Library Week


How to Celebrate

#NationalLibraryWeek is dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of libraries and their staff, while also advocating for library use and support. Throughout this week, we invite the community to join us in celebrating the vital role libraries play in providing access to information, promoting literacy and fostering lifelong learning. Beyond these essential functions, libraries serve as hubs for community interaction and connection, where everyone is welcome. In today's digital era, this function is more crucial than ever. We encourage you to visit any of our six branches this week, sign our poster board, and share how you utilize the library in your life! 

Visit in person or 'LIKE' a branch on Facebook to stay updated on news & programs!

Gettysburg Library
Harbaugh~Thomas Library
New Oxford Library
Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin
Carroll Valley Library
Littlestown Library


You can also celebrate by telling us how you "library" online for a chance to win! 

Do you love getting lost in the stories of the library’s summer reading program, storytime, or book club? When you walk through the library’s doors, are you looking for a quiet nook to study or to harness your creativity? What’s your favorite thing to check out—books, movies, seeds? Do you attend programs to enrich your mind, meet local authors, or find support from your community?

We want to know how YOU library!

Participating is easy:

-Snap a pic or shoot a video showcasing your favorite thing about your library.

-Post to Instagram, X, Threads, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page with the hashtag #HowILibrary.

-And don’t forget to tag your library to let them know how much they are appreciated!

What's in it for you?

In addition to the gratification of supporting libraries, there’s also a chance to win great prizes.

-Grand Prize (1 winner): A VISA gift card ($150.00 USD value) and choice of one ALA Graphics poster.

-Second Prize (3 winners): Choice of one ALA Graphics poster.

So, let's see those book stacks, creative reading spots, and all the adventures that libraries take you on! If you don’t want to share your own photo, share a Library Elements graphics at:

The promotion starts Sunday, April 7, at noon and ends Friday, April 12, at noon.

Join the #HowILibrary movement, and let's make this the best National Library Week ever!

Official rules: