TRL Celebrates National Library Workers Day

TRL invites patrons to join in celebrating library staff by sharing a testimonial about a favorite library employee.

Timberland Regional Library invites you to join us in celebrating National Library Workers Day on April 9, a special occasion to honor our library staff for their expertise and dedication in enriching lives and communities through engagement, enrichment, and lifelong learning.  

There are approximately 250 TRL staff members working across 30 different locations, spanning 5 counties and 7,000 square miles. This includes the staff at our 29 library branches, Anywhere Library (our mobile services), as well as the teams in IT, operations, collection services, administration, and more, all working behind the scenes to keep our libraries running smoothly and successfully.

Our staff connects patrons to resources and information, offers innovative programming, and consistently meets the needs of our communities. The many services and resources our local libraries provide wouldn't be possible without their hard work and dedication. 

To show our appreciation for our staff and the work they do year-round, we invite members of the community to “Submit a Star” by sharing a testimonial about a favorite library employee. Patrons are welcome to share stories on how library staff have made an impact on their lives or community. Each testimonial will be posted in the “Galaxy of Stars” on the NLWD website to honor library workers.    

Join in the celebration of National Library Workers Day by sharing your own stories and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NLWD24 or by posting on the NLWD Facebook page at 

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About Timberland Regional Library
Timberland Regional Library provides for the entertainment, information, and lifelong learning needs of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston County residents at 29 community public libraries locations. The library system is funded mainly by local property taxes, timber tax, fundraising efforts of TRL Friends of the Library, and generous donations by individual supporters.

All Timberland library programs are free and open to the public. Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in a library's programs may contact the library one week in advance.

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Established in 2003, National Library Workers Day (NLWD) celebrates the contributions of all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day. NLWD is held annually during National Library Week (April 7 – 13, 2024) and is sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).  
About ALA APA  
The ALA Allied Professional Association is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois for the purpose of promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), an educational association chartered in the State of Massachusetts to “promote library service and librarianship.”