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National Library Week – Activities, Food, and Prizes
April 23 - April 29
National Library Week (April 23 – 29, 2023) (NLW) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is “There’s More to the Story,” illustrating that libraries offer so much more in addition to the books in their collections.
In celebration of National Library Week, the Rowan-Cabarrus Library is hosting several activities during the week.
Library Scavenger Hunt – Win a Prize!
Participate in a Library Scavenger Hunt to win prizes and learn more about the resources the Library offers beyond books! Two winners will be drawn from the scavenger hunt participants to win $25.00 Amazon gift cards.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Crafts
Making things is a great way to physically work out your frustrations and the tension in your body. There is something about working with your hands that helps focus the mind and alleviate stress. To that end, the Library will be providing a free selection of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) craft kits during National Library Week. Examples of the kits available include a Boho Feather Wall Hanging, Butterfly Ring, Nature Printing, Origami, and more. Drop by the North and South Campus libraries beginning April 23rd to pick up your free DIY craft kit.
Exam Jam will take place on Tuesday, April 25th (North Campus) and Wednesday, April 26th (South Campus) in the Library and Tutoring Center from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We encourage you to drop by in person and participate in de-stressing activities like painting rocks, making stress balls, and collecting your own Finals Survival Bag to take home. In addition, you can speak with a representative from the Wellness Center about how you can prepare yourself mentally and physically for the stress that often comes with end-of-semester deadlines and assignments. Food and drinks will be provided.
Did you Know?
The American Library Association (ALA) has documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago. The record number of reported book bans in 2022 nearly doubles the 729 book challenges reported in 2021.
National Library Week is a great time to take a stand and support your local libraries and their librarians. Librarians respect each person’s right to read what they want but do not dictate what other people read. Join us and take a stand!