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National Library Week 2024

National Library Week Dates

Monday, April 8: Right to Read Day, a day for readers, advocates, and library lovers to take action to protect, defend, and celebrate the right to read. State of America's Libraries Report released.
Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Wednesday, April 10: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
Thursday, April 11: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day for all library advocates to affirm their participation in 2024 elections.

National Library Week Events at Hinds Libraries

Jackson ATC 

  • Monday, April 8 @12:30 p.mPDI: Ready...Set...Go: Explore the Library Services                                                                                                                                               
  • Wednesday, April 10 @ 12:30 p.m.   “Battle of the Book”: The Sunset Readers Book Club will team up against each other to determine who knows more about the book Take My Hand. Join us for a friendly battle!


  • Tuesday, April 9 all day      Paint By Number 
  • Thursday, April 11 all day       Chopsticks Game                                                                                                                                                                                 



  • Monday, April 8 12:15- 3:15 p.m.  Solar Eclipse Viewing Party                                                                                                                                                               
  • Tuesday, April 9 @5:00 p.m.   Poetry Slam hosted by Student Rec, IDEAL and McLendon Library                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Wednesday, April 10 @1:00 p.m.  PDI : For Your Entertainment (Hoopla, Libby & other Fun Stuff at your library)                                                                                                                                                           


  • Monday, April 8 1:00- 2:00 p.m.   Solar Eclipse Watch Party on the Library Plaza                                                                                                                                                               
  • Thursday, April 11 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.   Library Appreciation Day:  "We Appreciate YOU!"                                                                                                                                                  


  • "Letter to My Favorite Author" contest will be held through April 22. Prizes awarded on April 30. 


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