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Child reading at the MLK Library with the text: There's More to the Story, National Library Week, Apr. 23 - 29 with the DC Public Library and I Love My Library Logos


Celebrate National Library Week from Apr. 23-29 with DC Public Library! This year's theme is There's More to the Story. In 2023, libraries are no longer a place just to quietly read. In many ways, libraries are a place to get loud! They are a place to explore your passions with books and online resources. They are a place to expand your skills with technology and creative workshops. They are a place to build community with engaging programs like author talks, film screenings and concerts. They are a place to learn with resources to support growing families. Most importantly, libraries are a place for you to be just as you are as you find your story. 

The work of the public library wouldn't be possible without the 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. This National Library Week we want to honor these special workers by letting them know what we love about our library! Here is how you can join in:

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

During National Library Week, we encourage you to join the conversation on social media. Follow the library and then share a message or a video with us on social media letting us know why you love the library using the hashtag #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!