SDSL's Cornerstone Newsletter

South Dakota State Library's e-newsletter

April 4, 2022

Celebrate National Library Week!

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected. Libraries connect people by providing technology, programs, services, classes. Libraries are also connecting entire communities by becoming that community center where patrons can grab a coffee, get help with their taxes, participate in a yoga class, meet with a student study group, play some board games, or visit with a healthcare provider via a telemedicine appointment.

The staff at the SD State Library salutes all South Dakota libraries, not just during National Library Week, but every week. Thank you for all you do for your communities, your student populations, your faculty, and all SD citizens!

Encourage patrons, students, and faculty to share connections made thanks to your library. Did they find a great book? Get access to computers? Attend a great program or storytime? Find a new database to use? Consult with an academic librarian for a class project? Make new friends at the library’s book club?

Share by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary.

National Library Week Events:

Monday, April 4: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021.

Tuesday, April 5: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Wednesday, April 6: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

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