National Library Workers Day is observed annually on the Tuesday of National Library Week. This day is designated to honor all library staff and the valuable contributions that they make. This day is part of National Library Week sponsored by the American Library Association.
Libraries do so much more than house the books we can borrow nearly any time of the day or night. (Yes any time, day or night. Online reservation is highly popular.)
Today as always, library workers are masters of research. They can find the obscure quote (or partial misquote as the case may be) to help you correctly annotate your research paper.
Often, libraries are the keep of local history. The names of pioneers and settlers names are often recorded in books and newspapers of the era. Those books and papers are often still located at the local library.
Libraries are the champions of our youth. They foster creativity and are a wealth of diverse opportunities for growth.
Despite all libraries and their employees provide to their communities their budgets and salaries continue to shrink. This day is designed to bring awareness to this continuing trend.
For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Library Workers Day.