By: Jill Grunenwald, Marketing and Communications Specialist

April 8th marks the start of National Library Week! Now in its 60th year, National Library Week celebrates the impact that libraries and library employees have in their communities. All kinds of libraries participate, including school, public, academic, and special libraries.

Obviously here at OverDrive, we love libraries! We have several librarians on staff (myself included!) and love being a part of the this incredible community of innovative ideas, knowledge, passion, and, of course, books. That said, while libraries do nurture a love of reading, they do so much more than just provide books to read. Your local library probably has all kinds of events and services you may not be aware of, which is why National Library Week is so important because it helps get the word out.

Here is a schedule of events for National Library Week:

Monday, April 9th: State of America’s Libraries Report will be released. This report will include the Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017, a list I always look forward to seeing.

Tuesday, April 10th: National Library Workers Day. Where would our libraries be without the staff, administrators, and Friends groups who keep our libraries up and running every day?

Wednesday, April 11th: National Bookmobile Day! Did you know OverDrive has our own Digital Bookmobile? Find out if the DBM is coming to a city near you.

Thursday, April 12th: Take Action for Libraries Day. Whether it’s donating time, money, or resources, libraries need your help!

Visit to find out how you can get involved and help your local library!