Freedom of Information Day - on or around March 16 Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and as the foremost advocate for openness in government. First celebrated in 2004, the purpose is to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day.
Each year, the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award are presented by the American Library Association Washington (DC) Office on Freedom of Information Day to recognize those individuals or groups that have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public's right to know. National Bookmobile Day - April 10, 2019 (Wednesday of National Library Week) First celebrated in 2010 by the American Library Association Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).
Celebrating its 15th year in 2016 (and its sixth as a national ALA initiative), Money Smart Week® - is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.
Contact ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, a division of ALA) with questions. National Library Workers Day - April 9, 2019 (Tuesday of National Library Week) The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), the organization for the advancement of library employees, annually sponsors National Library Workers Day, which falls on the Tuesday of National Library Week.ALA Youth Media Awards - January at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens.Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), which include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, do guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.The oldest of these events is National Library Week.See the list of ALA Upcoming Annual Conferences & Midwinter Meetings.Teen Tech Week - March 3-9, 2019 Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. National Library Week - April 7-13, 2019 First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Since then, "Drop Everything and Read" programs have been held nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. We figured, why not "drop" the "day" and celebrate our beloved author, her timeless stories, and the joy of reading for the full month. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.Some offers are associated with a specific promotional code. The promotion is either automatically added to your order during the checkout process or it has already been applied to the product for your convenience. Sign up for Vans emails and be the first to know about promotions, new arrivals, exclusive online offers, in-store events and more.Simply enter and apply the promo code on the billing page in checkout. We’ll keep you up to date on the best products, athletes, artists and events on the planet.School Library Month - April School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. National Bookmobile Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.First celebrated in 1985 (as School Library Media Month; the name was changed to School Library Month in 2010), every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. Contact ALA's American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA) with questions. Money Smart Week® - April 2019 (dates not yet announced) The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week® @ your library a national initiative, which was first held April 2-9, 2011.