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Libraries Remember Day - September 11
Wed, Sep 11, 2024

Libraries Remember Day

Libraries Remember Day is an American holiday observed on September 11th each year, dedicated to honoring the role of libraries in preserving history and promoting peace and knowledge in the wake of tragedy.

History

Libraries Remember Day was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the United States, leading to the loss of nearly 3,000 lives. In the aftermath, as a symbol of resilience and the pursuit of knowledge, a public library was proposed as part of the memorial at the World Trade Center site. This idea emphasized the library’s role in fighting ignorance and promoting understanding through free access to information.

Interesting Facts

  • The attacks of September 11, 2001, are among the most significant and well-documented acts of terrorism in recent history.
  • Libraries across the United States host special events and lectures on this day to educate the public about the impact of these attacks and the ongoing struggle against terrorism.
  • To mark this day, many libraries remain open 24 hours to allow people continuous access to knowledge and communal space for reflection.

How to Take Part

There are many ways to observe Libraries Remember Day:

  • Attend a lecture or event at a local library that commemorates the events of September 11.
  • Watch documentaries or read books available at libraries that delve into the details and implications of the attacks.
  • Consider volunteering at your local library or making donations to support their educational initiatives.
  • Use the library as a quiet space to reflect on the events and consider the value of peace and knowledge.

When is Libraries Remember Day celebrated in 2024?

Libraries Remember Day is observed on September 11 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 11 2024
Thursday September 11 2025
Friday September 11 2026
Saturday September 11 2027
Monday September 11 2028
Tuesday September 11 2029