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Show the love this Library Lovers’ Day


Library Lovers Day 2024

As Library Lovers’ Day fast approaches it’s time to share the love and reflect on the important role that libraries have played in our lives.

Library Lovers' Day encourages us to remember the sense of wonder and joy that a trip to the library, and discovery of a good book, evokes. It is a day to celebrate the valuable role that libraries play in our lives and an opportunity to engage with our libraries.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have put together a list of ideas and provided a variety of free resources, including bookmarks and stickers, to get you can get started on making your Library Lovers’ Day displays!

Library displays  

A fun and engaging library display is a great option when it comes to creating a warm and inviting space for students. Library Lovers’ Day allows for a range of different and exciting ideas for displays. From dinosaurs and magic to fairy-tale castles and space travel, there are endless possibilities for your library displays.  

Don’t forget to share your wonderful displays on social media using the hashtag #LibraryLoversDay so others can view, and draw inspiration from, your displays!

North Rockhampton State High School Library Display
North Rockhampton State High School, QLD
Corpus Christi Catholic High School Library Display
Corpus Christi Catholic High School, NSW

Dress up as your favourite character

You don’t have to wait for Book Week… dress up as your favourite book character for Library Lover’s Day! 

This is a great time to organise a costume parade or competition!  

Love quotes 

Use the template provided by ALIA and host a competition for students and teachers to share their favourite love quote from a book or poem and display them in your library! 

Perhaps you could ask students (and teachers!) to write the name of their favourite book, or reason they love the library, on the template instead. What a great way to engage the school community in your library!

You can also share these quotes across your social media channels using #LibraryLoversDay. 

School library survey shares the love

Over the years, library staff have shared the love that they have for their library in response to open-ended questions in Softlink’s annual school library survey.  

In 2023, we published a whitepaper that showcased the love school library staff have for their library and role.  

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful ideas come to life this Library Lover’s Day! Share your celebrations with us in Twitter @SoftlinkEdu with #LibraryLoversDay or email your pictures and stories to us at communications@softlinkint.com.

Discover more ways to share the love this Library Lovers’ Day

  • Are you looking for some library display inspiration? Read this blog and discover many exciting ideas for displays.
  • In this feature document, read what survey respondents had to say about the love they have for their school libraries!
  • Check out the #LibraryLoversDay on social media to see how other libraries are sharing the love, and don’t forget to share your ideas with us on twitter @SoftlinkEdu 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published February 2021 and has been updated for freshness, relevance, and accuracy in February 2024.