April 19, 2023

Celebrate National Library Week (April 24-28, 2023)

Century College Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer.  

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from books to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries.  

Century College Library offers a wide array of resources, including print and online books, magazines and journals, videos, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests. We also offer computers, technology access and support.  

If you haven’t checked out Century College Library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with us during National Library Week, April 24-28.  

Follow Century College Library social media channels, Like us on Facebook ,Follow us on Twitter, and the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to join the online celebration.  


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.  

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious. They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.” With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!”  

For more information, please visit:  An initiative of the American Library Association.

  National Library Week Poster with events