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"Where has the library led you?"

Celebrate National Library Week April 4-8

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the American Library Association’s National Library Week. April 8-14, the Boise Public Library will showcase programs, services and technologies that are redefining the role libraries play in shaping today’s most vibrant communities.

Main Library


While the library is still a place to check out books or study, the 21st century library is also a community gathering space and center for life-long learning. With resources for small businesses, access to emerging technologies, and world-class customer service, the library serves as a platform for community members to pursue any direction their interests or passions may lead. 

The Library’s BoiseSpeaks program will kick off National Library Week at the Friends of the Boise Public Library Book Sale April 8 with a story prompt asking, “Where has the library led you?” The City of Boise welcomes your stories throughout the week and will share them on social media to celebrate the impact that Boise Public Library has on our community.

“The library is such a part of our social fabric that I hadn’t realized how many personal stories begin here,” said Holly Funk, the library’s recently hired Communications Manager. “Public libraries offer a unique lens of possibility—with access to so many resources and programs, it is inspiring to see firsthand where the library leads people.”  Holly’s hometown library led her to the Everglades on a WWII pulling boat.

Share your story and WIN a Boise Public Library Mug or Bag!

Share your story here or post your story to your social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) during National Library Week, April 8-14. Entries can be a picture, video or text. Creativity is encouraged!

To be considered in the prize drawing, social media entries must include the hashtags: #NationalLibraryWeek, #LibrariesLead, #BoisePublicLibrary.

One (1) winner will be selected each day during the contest, April 8-14 (7 days).

Child at library


Published: April 05, 2018