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National Library Week: 2024

Yearly celebration of libraries.

National Library Week

Right to Read Day

April 8th: Right to Read Day

This is a National Day of Action in support of the right to read. Books are challenged regularly at libraries worldwide. Visit the Banned Book Week guide for more information on books that have been banned or challenged at libraries. 

National Library Workers Day

Tuesday, April 9th: National Library Workers Day

A day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.  Stop by and say thanks to the library staff at your campus.  Libraries work - because we do. Check out the staff faves guides for lists of staff favorites. 

National Library Outreach Day

Wednesday, April 10th: National Library Outreach Day

A day dedicated to library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are, and providing community outreach.  Did you know that the MATC Libraries are open to the public, including the Seed Library at the Mequon Campus and the Catherine Lechmaier Makerspace at the Oak Creek Campus? The MATC Libraries also run the MATC Archives, located at the Milwaukee Campus, which provides access to some resources digitally. Check out each of these special collections below!

Take Action for Libraries Day

Thursday, April 11th: Take Action for Libraries Day

Libraries provide non-partisan information on how to register to vote and where to vote as part of their services.  Our voting guide has more information. 

Fun & Activities

Celebrate National Library Week with us!  

  • All week at any library location, for any book (print or audiobook) checked out from the collection, choose a reading-themed vinyl sticker (great for water bottles, binders, and decorating your personal devices)!  Completing the Library Services Wordsearch and survey earns you a sticker, too!*

  • Are you more of a cinephile?  We’ve got you! Fill out the streaming video survey at the library or check out a DVD or Blu-ray and receive a treat to take home for your movie night! (One per person, please!)*

  • April is National Poetry Month! Have fun creating your own poetry on our giant magnetic poetry boards!
    2024 National Poetry Month Poster

    *Giveaways are available to all library patrons, students or employees, while supplies last.

Conversation & Coffee Sessions

Attend a Conversation & Coffee session in-person or virtually with the Acting District Library Manager.  Bring your questions about the libraries and learn how the MATC Libraries are transforming. Beverages are available at the in-person sessions, or feel free to bring your own:

Tuesday, April 9th - 3:15pm to 4pm - Milwaukee Campus Library

Wednesday, April 10th - 2:00pm to 2:45pm - Oak Creek Campus Library

 

 

National Library Week