National Library Week | April 3rd–9th, 2022

In 1958, the American Library Association (ALA) kicked off the the first National Library Week with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” in an effort to get more people to read and utilize the nation’s libraries.

This year’s theme, “Connect with Your Library,” reflects the ever-evolving and important role libraries play in our communities—particularly in these times of upheaval and uncertainty. Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources, partnering with other community organizations, and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources, and collections.

Libraries play a the key role in connecting people through computers, Wi-Fi, and other technology—like with our new Hotspot Lending Program! We also connect people to ideas and opportunities through classes, demonstrations and tutorials, programs, research tools, books, videos, and other resources. But perhaps most importantly, libraries connect communities and individuals to each other. BCPL’s five neighborhood locations serve as public meeting spaces and safe places for kids and teens to hang out after school.

How can you connect with BCPL?

  1. Visit your favorite neighborhood location to attend a program, get technology help from the reference department, pick up a book, or browse the latest offerings and displays.
  2. Download our app to take BCPL with you wherever you go!
  3. Submit an Outreach Request to organize a tour, an onsite visit, or collaboration for your organization.
  4. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest news and announcements about programs, new services, and more.
  5. Subscribe to NextReads newsletters for updates on new releases sent right to your inbox.
  6. Got a question? Click the Ask a Librarian tab on our website for help or visit our Contact Us page to e-mail a staff member directly or to call a particular branch or department.

How are we celebrating in 2022?

  • We’ll be sharing some of our favorite books about libraries and librarians online and in book displays at participating locations.
  • We’ll offer special activities, including photo opportunities, a Build a Poem challenge at Ridgway Memorial Library, and a children’s activity table at Nichols.
  • Lebanon Junction and Nichols locations will provide complimentary refreshments through the week.

What can you do to celebrate National Library Week and support BCPL?

  • Spread the word! Tell people about Bullitt County Public Library. If you follow BCPL on social media, please share our posts with your friends and family who may not know all the things we have to offer them.
  • Give us feedback! Please share your Library Story, or contact us to share ideas for programs or services that would enhance your ability to learn, explore, and enjoy.