National Library Week 2021

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National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library

The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use our services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding our resources and continuing to meet the needs of our users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

Natalie Portman to Serve as 2021 National Library Week Honorary Chair

Actress, author, and activist Natalie Portman will lend her star power to shine a spotlight on our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week 2021. She will help highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in serving their communities, especially during challenging times.

Portman is an Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist whose credits include “Black Swan,” “Jackie,” and the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder.” A lifelong fan of books, she shares the books she’s reading on her Instagram feed, as part of Natalie Portman's Book Club, using the hashtag #whatnatreads. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, she is a graduate of Harvard University, and now lives with her family in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman’s “Fables” is her debut picture book. 

Ways to Celebrate

Be sure to follow your library on social media so you don't miss out on all we have to offer.  You can find us on Facebook at, on Instagram @fhpcl, and on YouTube @ Findlay Library!  Join the celebration all week long on social media by using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.  Check our Facebook page at for a contest this week and a chance to win a gift certificate!