PLA 2024 might be over, but we get another opportunity to celebrate libraries with National Library Week!

National Library Week (April 7—April 13, 2024) is a time to celebrate the vital role libraries play in our communities. It’s a moment to recognize the importance of literacy, education, and access to information. For libraries, it’s also an opportunity to engage with patrons in new and exciting ways. 

This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Library! From book clubs to lending bakeware from a Library of Things and creative (and puzzling) programming opportunities, libraries are vibrant community hubs that encourage creativity and connection. 

National Library Week 2024

Mon., April 8

In addition to being solar eclipse day, this year April 8 is also Right to Read Day. This advocacy day encourages readers and library lovers everywhere to stand up for our freedom to read. 

Tues., April 9

Celebrate the valuable contributions of librarians and library staff everywhere on National Library Workers Day! 

Wed., April 10

National Library Outreach Day is dedicated to library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are. 

Thurs., April 11

Our libraries play a critical role in our democracy, encouraging readers, educating voters, and preparing all of us to participate in elections. On Take Action for Libraries Day, advocates are encouraged to confirm their participation in upcoming elections. 

Ready, Set, Sales!

National Library Week is the perfect time for you to showcase the breadth and depth of your library’s resources and services. This year, give your users more of the content they love for less with these special offers we have going on this month:

Simon & Schuster Centennial Celebration Collections  

In celebration of 100 iconic years of Simon & Schuster, ebook titles are available for 100 pennies in our popular OverDrive MAX lending model! Now through April 30, ebook titles are $100 for 100 circulations in our popular OverDrive Max lending model. Simon & Schuster audiobooks are also available in OverDrive MAX, at 100 circulations for $200. Shop the list here

Special savings when you add two or more PLUS Packs 

Between now and April 30, we have two special offers for libraries who buy PLUS Packs!   

  • Buy 2 or more PLUS Packs and get 20% off!
  • Round out your collection and buy all PLUS Packs (including Kanopy Kids) and get 30% off! 

Contact us today to learn more! 

Children’s Book Sale

Between now and April 30, save up to 50% off on over 70,000 juvenile ebooks and audiobooks! Visit Marketplace to start shopping.

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”