Rhode Island Library Day
Saturday, April 8, 2017
RILA invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Library Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017, a date which kicks off National Library Week (April 9th-15th, 2017). The purpose of this day is to host events and plan activities that will raise awareness about the wonderful things Rhode Island libraries are doing and how Rhode Islanders benefit from their libraries. We hope that you will choose to join this celebration of Rhode Island libraries and begin working within your organization to plan events to mark the occasion.
As part of the celebration, we are encouraging Rhode Island’s public libraries to participate in an Amnesty Day for those returning overdue materials on April 8th. There are numerous ways that libraries can participate, both big and small. Some ideas for activities and events from public libraries celebrating last year’s Rhode Island Library Day include:
- Hosting author visits or guest lectures
- Having raffles and door prizes throughout the day
- Storytimes by special guests (local/state government officials, local celebrities, etc.)
- Crafts and makerspace activities
- LEGO® programs
- Book sales
- Special youth programming – magic shows and entertainment
- Movie marathons
- Technology open houses
- Tours for the public
- Food giveaways
If you and your organization are planning to celebrate Rhode Island Library Day, then we would love to hear from you and hear about the events and activities you have in the works, so that we can help disseminate and share these with our library colleagues in RI. Please contact Andrew Creamer or Beth Ullucci with your planned events and activities or questions by April 1, 2017.
If you are looking for graphics or templates to use to help promote the event in your library here are some downloadables you can use!:
NOTE: All public libraries are participating in Amnesty Day as part of RI Library Day.
Beth Ulluci and Andrew Creamer
Co-Chairs, RI Library Day Planning Committee
Rhode Island Library Association
Members-at-Large, RILA Board