2018 National Library Week April 8-14

The 2018 National Library Week Celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

Fun facts for National Library Week

• There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S. — a total of 17,566 including branches.

• Nearly 100% of public libraries in the U.S. provide Wi-Fi and have access to computers at no cost.

• The Library of Congress, founded in 1800, is the largest library in the world, with more than 155 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves.

• America’s first lending library was established in 1731 in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin, paving the way for the library systems we use in North America today.

Famous librarians throughout history include Mao Zedong, Golda Meir, Laura Bush, Marcel Proust, Lewis Carroll, Casanova, and Jorge Luis Borges.

Celebrations during National Library Week (ala.com)

  • Monday, April 9: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017.
  • Tuesday, April 10: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. #nlwd18
  • Wednesday, April 11: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. #bookmobileday2018
  • Thursday, April 12: Take Action for Libraries Day. #fundlibraries


Show some love and support your library!

This month (April) we got my son, who is 6-years, his first library card. He is so excited to have his own card. As you can see he checked out 13 books/movies with his new card. 

As most of you know the #LibraryLoveChallenge is going strong and sign-up is open all year long. We’d love to have you join in the challenge. 



I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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15 comments on “2018 National Library Week April 8-14

  1. I’m so glad that libraries are still more common than Starbucks! And your little boy is adorable with his new card!
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted…Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 5/13/18My Profile

    • Thank you! He’s having a blast with his library card. The bigger cities have better library’s and more options then the small towns, but still Libraries are so important and needed.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE libraries! So, thank you for sharing those facts! I love you son’s big smile! My kids love the library too! 🙂
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  4. I love libraries and enjoyed the fun facts!
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  5. Before I moved to Maryland from Kentucky, I regularly went to the library. I grew up going to bookmobiles and to the huge(to me)downtown library. Here, I go, but much more infrequently. Too easy to one click on my Kindle I guess. Regardless, let’s hear it for the library!
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    • I know how easy it is to one-click. I now try to make a point to look at my library first before I buy. I’ve saved so much. In my home town our library was and is still small not much on selections, but I enjoyed going. Then we moved around and finally settle in Minnesota for a while and the library their was big with an amazing collection. I can still use my card for the online selection, which is nice, but I also have my current library here in Millbrae, CA that has options to borrow from many library’s around the cities. We love the story times and summer programs they offer for kids. I never had a bookmobile, but I know my grandparents had one. Keep up the library love. They are amazing places.

  6. I love these posts Angela I’m a BIG library supporter, volunteer, shouting from the mountain tops whatever I can do!

    • That’s wonderful! Glad to hear you volunteer, support and love your library. I love to showcase librarys whenever I can. They are a great FREE resource for anything.

  7. I love my home town library!!! I was just their last week and it’s so beautiful lots of books and different places to sit and read through out!! My fave place to go to unwind. Shared on all my socials!!

    • I agree. The library is a wonderful place to go to unwind. I’m happy to hear you enjoy your town library. That’s wonderful.

  8. I belong to 2 different libraries, one smaller one in the city where I live, and a much larger county one. I love my libraries and will be visiting them both this week!
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    • That’s wonderful. I belong two two libraries too just like you. One has a bigger online selection then my local, but I love both.