5 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week April 7 – 13

April 8, 2019
by Casey Cambridge

5 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week April 7 – 13

Searching for ways to celebrate National Library Week? Search no more. At the Santa Monica Public Library, we've got you covered.

1. Get a library card

Libraries are for everyone, and we’re delighted when you stop by and stay awhile. But without your very own library card, you're missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge and entertainment.

Have a card, but need to renew it? Stop by one of our five locations (with a current California photo ID and proof of address in tow) and check that task off of your to-do list.

2. Attend a program or event

Concerts and lectures. Meditation classes. Computer classes. Storytime. With so many programs and events to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

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3. Festivities from the futon

Can't make it to the library? Celebrate from home in your favorite party hat and yoga pants. Stream music or a movie. Check out a digital magazine. Download an audio or ebook. And do you know about all the databases we offer access to? (You do now.)

4. Thank a staff member

April 9th is National Library Workers Day. Has a staff member made a difference in your life? Perhaps someone waved their enchanted troubleshooting expertise over your device, or maybe they helped you find, “that one book with the red cover.” Thank them. It will make their day.

Feeling shy? You can recognize a staff member without saying a word.

5. Get involved

Interested in taking a more active role at the library? Look into our volunteer opportunities. Want to give back? Consider donating.

Libraries are committed to building strong communities, but we can’t even dream up a diorama without the community we serve. For what's a library without its patrons? Merely media, arranged for no one’s eyes. Stewards of information, waiting to answer questions no one has asked. The library only comes alive when you walk through its physical or virtual doors. We couldn't possibly celebrate National Library Week without your presence and patronage.

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