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National Library Week: Home

The theme for National Library Week 2021 is "Welcome to Your Library."

Welcome to Your Library



National Library Week (April 4 - 10, 2020) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support.  

During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities' demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users' needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

Liverpool Public Library values our community!

LPL missing our patrons in 2020

Liverpool Public Library was closed during National Library Week in 2020. We missed our community terribly!

We are back!

Like you, the library has adapted. We now offer the very popular Garage Grab & Go pickup. We are open (by appointment) for browsing our extensive collection, current computer technology, faxing, scanning, printing, and copying. Programming is mostly virtual, but with the warmer weather approaching, we hope to see you out on our side lawn.

Liverpool Public Library Trivia!

Test your knowledge with this Kahoot!

Kahoot! is free to play. You do not need an app - just play in your browser. 

National Library Week Programs @ LPL

Living Library @LPL

Visit the Living Library during National Library Week. Meet one-on-one with a variety of living books (aka people) from different religions, ethnicities, gender identification and other diverse comm…

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Bookmobile Outreach Day

Wednesday of National Library Week (NLW) is Bookmobile Outreach Day all across America! The LPL 2 Go Book Cart and Van will be popping up around Liverpool with items available for check out and some …

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021
9:00am - 6:00pm
In the Community

Citizen Science Challenge

Celebrate Citizen Science Month with LPL. We'll be posting challenges every Tuesday in the month of April and encourage you to become a citizen scientist by completing these weekly activities. …

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
12:00am - 11:59pm

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National Library Week Themed Days

Themed Days during National Library Week

Monday, April 5: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2020. 

Tuesday, April 6: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. 

Wednesday, April 7: National Library Outreach Day, a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are. 

Thursday, April 8: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries. 

Friday, April 9: Celebrate your savings! Use the calculator to figure your savings each time you use the library!

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Library Cost Saving Calculator

Complete the form to calculate the value of the Liverpool Public Library materials and services that you use.

hardcover best sellers

paperback best sellers

Estimated Value:

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The values below reflect comparable local market prices.

Library MaterialsValueBased On
Hardcover best sellers $25.00 Average price for new hardcover fiction
Paperback best sellers $7.00 Average price for new mass market paperback fiction
Children's books $18.00 Average price for new hardcover picture books
Audiobooks $26.00 Average price for monthly audiobook subscription
Movies $1.00 Average price for movie rental