Virgin Islands Public Libraries Celebrates National Library Week (Apr. 4-10)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources/Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DPNR/DLAM) has announced its activities in celebration of National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021). The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.” 

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.

Monday April 5th: Release of the State of America’s Libraries Special Report: COVID-19 

Visit our Facebook Page VI Public Libraries, DPNR for more information on this report. 

View a list of the “Most Challenged Books” throughout the years. 

“Most Challenged Books” Display at Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library April 6th-30th 

Tuesday, April 6th National Library Workers Day 

Patrons are encouraged to show their appreciation for the library staff. 

Thank your favorite library worker in person or on social media. 

Post photos of library staff on social media or in a display using the hashtag #NLWD21. Visit our Facebook at VI Public Libraries, DPNR 

Wednesday, April 7th is National Outreach Day. 

St. Croix – The St. Croix Bookmobile will be at Fort Frederik Museum in Frederiksted from 9:00am – 4:00pm. 

Or Stop by the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicap at Vitraco Mall Golden Rock Christiansted to learn more about our services. 

St. Thomas – Storytime at Magens Bay Beach 10:00AM. Please be sure to bring your blanket. 

Admissions Fees Do Apply. 

All COVID-19 Rules and Regulations Apply. 

Thursday, April 8th Take Action for Libraries Day 

Contact our Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and urge her to support the Build America’s Libraries Act. #BuildLibraries 

Become a volunteer at your local library or join an advocacy group for libraries 

Visit our Facebook page VI Public Libraries, DPNR for #ThrowbackThursday content on social media highlighting our libraries history. 

Friday, April 9th Movie Day 

St. Thomas – Movie Day at Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library at 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

Space is limited, reserve your viewing time with Mrs. Stephanie Anderson-Roberts at 774-0630. 

All COVID-19 rules and regulations apply. 

St. Croix – Movie Day at the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 

Space is limited, reserve your viewing time with Ms. Lisa Lubrin at 340-718-2250. 

All COVID-19 rules and regulations apply. 

Territory-wide 

Book amnesty will be a key incentive at the public libraries during the week! Library patrons are encouraged to return their overdue books and have the accrued fines waived. Lost and damaged book fines, however, are excluded from book amnesty week. 

Library Card Sign Up- Sign up for your Library Card at Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library, The St. Croix Bookmobile or download our library card application at www.usvipubliclibraries.com, submit your completed application to trg_dlam@dpnr.vi.gov 

Featured image photo credit: Nappy.co, Dad reading to child

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