National Library Workers Day is an annual American holiday devoted to librarians. It is celebrated every second Tuesday in April. Librarians help customers quickly find the books they need and keep a permanent record of books so they can see if they are stolen or not returned by the due date.
The history of National Library Workers Day dates back to 2004, when it was established by the American Library Association. This organization oversees all libraries in the United States, and its activities are aimed at creating good working conditions for employees, increasing their salaries, and developing special benefits. Libraries, which have lost much of their popularity due to the advent of the public Internet age, should be revived.
Researchers claim that the first libraries were in operation as early as 2600 BC. They were most developed in the civilization of the Ancient Sumerians. At that time, peculiar books were presented on clay tablets, which were very responsibly stored. Thanks to this approach, archaeologists are finding new written evidence of that era in this form even in the modern world.
In the United States the first public library appeared in 1833. Earlier such institutions were exclusively private property.
- The library classification system was invented back in ancient China, for easier sorting of available copies.
- In Ireland and Great Britain the author must pay for the service of placing his books in libraries.
- The Haskell Library is located on the border between the United States and Canada and is owned simultaneously by the two nations.
How to celebrate
Visit the library that day to borrow an interesting book to read. Learn more about libraries from around the world.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users, how often do they visit libraries?
When is National Library Workers Day celebrated in 2023?
National Library Workers Day is observed every year on the Tuesday of National Library Week, which is held every year in the month of April.