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National Library Week: April 23-29, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.57

From the American Library Association: “National Library Week 2023, April 23-29, will be celebrated with the theme ‘There's More to the Story.’ Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there's so much more to the story. Libraries of Things lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs. National Library Week 2023 will be a great time to tell your library’s multi-faceted story.”

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 3226—National Library Week, March 15, 1958: “Let National Library Week be a time for the appraisal of community needs for library services and of the means for meeting them, for encouraging the development of a better-read, better-informed citizenry, and for rededication to that fine public service that has always been characteristic of the libraries of America.”

Key Stats

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

Note: The table image above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image for the full table with more than 550 occupations.

More Stats

Source: Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances 2020.

Table 1.  State and Local Government Finances by Level of Government and by State: 2020, see Line 76, Libraries:

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

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