School Library Month in USA
School Library Month in USA is held on April 1. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Libraries are a smart investment. Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies. There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S.—a total of 17,566 including branches. Nearly 100% of public libraries provide Wi-Fi and have no-fee access to computers.
One of the oldest public libraries in the country opened in 1790 in Franklin, Massachusetts, where residents circulated books donated by Benjamin Franklin. The Founding Father once started his own lending library in 1731 in Philadelphia called the Library Company, but it required a subscription fee of 40 shillings.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Library Week in USA on April 2 (Celebrate National Library Week April 2-8, 2023);
Teacher's Day in Ecuador on April 13 (Día del maestro);
Public School Volunteer Week in USA on April 24 (it provides a yearly opportunity for schools and families to honor and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide at school and home to support student success. Held from Monday of the last full week of April);
National Children’s Book Week in USA on April 24 (Starts on the last Monday of April)