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Teens reading in book club together at the MLK Library: National Library Week, Apr. 8-13, 2024. Ready, Set, Library!


Calling all library fans as we “Ready, Set, Library!” this National Library Week from Apr. 7 - 13! DC Public Library is honored to be a finalist for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest distinction for museums and libraries, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The nomination highlights the library's pivotal and unique role in enriching the lives of our neighbors across D.C. At the core of this work is the library’s amazing staff who build and maintain beautiful spaces, provide you with great customer service, welcome you to amazing programs, fill our shelves with wonderful books and so much more.

Winners of the medal will be announced in late May. In anticipation of the announcement, DC Public Library is inviting you to shout out these dedicated individuals by letting them know what you love about your library! Here is how you can participate:

Stop By Your Neighborhood Library

Visit your neighborhood library and fill out an I Love My Library Card letting us know what you love about the DC Public Library. Cards will be posted in your library location and online throughout National Library Week! 

Shout out the Library Online

Follow the library and share a personal story, photo or video with us on social media letting us know why you love the library using the hashtags #ShareYourStory, #IMLSmedals and #ILoveMyLibrary! Tag us on:

Connect with Us

National Library Week is a great time to reconnect with your neighborhood library. Think you know everything the library has to offer? There's more to the story!