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Urbandale Public Library/Help Celebrate National Library Week!



National Library Week, April 7 – 13, is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all! The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”


Help us celebrate!

This year, we’re observing national library week through patron appreciation activities, sharing library trivia, and announcing the 2019 All Urbandale Reads Book. Stop by the library, follow us on social media, or visit our website this week for a variety of fun activities!


Patron Appreciation

This year’s National Library Week theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” What makes a strong library? Great patrons, like you! While we appreciate our patrons each and every day, here are the special ways we’re showing our love during National Library Week:

“Why We Love Our Patrons” messages. Our staff members are counting down the many reasons why they love our patrons. Look for a special display in the library and messages on social media starting April 7.

Patron Appreciation Day, Tuesday, April 9, 12 – 6 p.m.  Library staff, volunteers, and trustees will be on hand in the lobby to greet visitors, say thank you, and hand out bookmarks (while supplies last).


Library Trivia

The Urbandale Public Library is an amazing place. We’ve gathered a variety of fascinating facts to share!

Oh, the Places Our Materials Go! Our materials are shipped to a surprising number of places through our interlibrary loan service. Visit the library next week to see a U.S. map that shows all the familiar and exotic locations our materials have traveled, from Cape Coral, Florida to Florence, Oregon and places in between!


Library Trivia. Think you know a lot about the Urbandale Public Library? Get ready to test your knowledge! Each day of National Library Week, a trivia question about the library will be posted on social media and inside the library. Answers will be provided throughout the week.


All Urbandale Reads Announcement – April 9, 6:00 p.m.

The 2019 All Urbandale Reads book will be announced April 9 at 6:00 p.m. during a special proclamation signing at the Urbandale City Council meeting (City Council Chambers, 3600 86th St). We’ll also announce the book title at the same time inside the library and on social media.  Join us for the announcement at the City Council Meeting, in the library, or online!

Multiple copies and formats of the 2019 All Urbandale Reads book will be available for checkout that evening.


About National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special –  will participate.