Happy National Library Workers Day!
Although this is a day that celebrates librarians like me, this is another year of bittersweet solace. Librarians are dealing with an intense amount of book banning, abuse and violence that is combined with low pay and the cost of their mental health. I love being a librarian but there are sometimes that I feel so drained to the point where I want to resign. But my passion for books and reading always wins over.
So, when you give congratulations and thank your favorite librarian for all the work they do for their communities, also give them a hug and words of encouragement. And this is something that should not only be done this week but also every day of the year. In the long run, those words and actions can get them through a long day.
More Ways You Can Support Library Workers
Nominate a Stellar Library Worker!
Give a shoutout to your favorite library worker by giving them a star!
Share why you feel libraries are so great and vital to communities.