Columbia College Chicago

April 14, 2014

Celebrate National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week, an annual celebration of libraries and library staff across the nation.  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to support, promote and recognize the contributions and impact that libraries have on the communities they serve.  Libraries provide key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book-banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries.

Celebrate National Library Week with us!  Here's how....

Lives change @ your library is the theme for National Library Week 2014.  Do you have a story about how the library has impacted your life? Share what your library means to you and you could win a Kindle Fire.

1. Tweet about how a library has changed or made an impact upon your life using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. Need more thatn 140 characters?   Add your story to the @ your library story collection.

2. Snap a library selfie that tells your library story with this bubble prop. Send a copy of your photo to, and we will post to our Facebook page!

To be entered in the grand-prize drawing your text or photo library story must be posted to Twitter, Facebook or Flickr using the hashtags #LivesChange and #NLW14 or added to the @ your library story collection between 9:00 a.m. CDT Monday, April 14 and and noon CDT on Friday, April 18, 2014.

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