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This page will include events of interest to those in the library profession in the state of Alabama.   National and statewide events will be included.  If you wish to post your event, please contact us at: pr@apls.state.al.us

For APLS provided training click here to access the APLS events calendar


Webinar Series from YALSA


YALSA Webinars based on YALSA’s new publication Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff.  Held monthly from March through December each webinar covers a different competency. These are free – you don’t have to be a member of YALSA to register and attend. 

They are all scheduled for 1:00 CENTRAL time.
March 8, 2018 YALSA Teen Growth and Development
April 12, 2018 Interactions with Teens
May 10, 2018 Learning Environments
June 14, 2018 Learning Experiences
July 12, 2018 Youth Engagement & Leadership
August 9, 2018 Community & Family Engagement
September 13, 2018 Cultural Competence & Responsiveness
October 11, 2018 Equity of Access
November 8, 2018 Outcomes & Assessment
December 13, 2018 Continuous Learning

Click her to access YASLA Webinars

National Library Events:

April School Library Month
April 8 – 14 National Library Week
April 10 National Library Worker’s Day
April 11 National Bookmobile Day
April 12  Drop Everything and Read
April 21 Alabama Book Festival (Downtown Montgomery, AL)
April 21-28 Money Smart Week
April 22–28   Preservation Week
April 30 Children’s Book Day / El dia de los niños
May 1 – 7 Choose Privacy Week
May 7 – 8 National Library Legislative Day
June GLBT Book Month
September  Library Card Sign-up Month
September 24 – 30 Banned Books Week
October Teen Read Week
October  National Friends of Libraries Week
November   Picture Book Month