Today’s libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides access to the programming and services you need to you reach your potential. Celebrate your library - National Library Week is April 8-14!
In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958.
Today, the library offers a world of resources and programs for you and your family. Search the library's catalog of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. Find programs on our events calendar. Check out our ebooks and other resources for online reading and research.
Are you a library lover who loves books about libraries? Check out this booklist of fiction and nonfiction for adults and children.
This year we'd also like to celebrate National Library week with the debut of the CPL Mobile app from Communico. Search the catalog, access your account and renew materials, view our events calendar, reserve a study room and more - it's your library, now in travel size! Find the Chandler Public Library app in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Visit your library during National Library Week - or anytime - to learn more!