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National Library Week

Here is the Cal Poly Pomona University Library LibGuide on American Library Association's National Library Week.

National Library Week 2021

National Library Week 2021

ALA's 2021 theme "welcome to your library" for NLW 2021 from April 4-10 "Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better." - Sidney Sheldon

From April 5 to April 9, 2020, Cal Poly Pomona University Library celebrates National Library Week. During this annual event, we highlight the contributions of libraries, librarians, and library workers. NLW also promotes library use and support. The theme for this year is "Welcome to your library." Due to our unique situation with Covid-19, we will help students, faculty, and staff find library virtual services and online resources from home.

Meet Your Cal Poly Pomona Library

Learn about the different units within the University Library that help make the library possible. We are going to post a new picture and description every day:

Celebrations During National Library Week

  • Monday, April 5: Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2020.
  • Tuesday, April 6: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 7: National Library Outreach Day, a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
  • Thursday, April 8: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

Digital Puzzles

Here are some incredible digital puzzles of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona's University Library. The digital puzzles for NLW 2021 get updated in the morning. You can change the difficulty to make it as easy or as difficult as you want. 

Monday Puzzle - Knowledge Center
Tuesday Puzzle - W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Entrance
Wednesday Puzzle - Grand Reading Room
Thursday Puzzle - 3rd Floor Stacks
Friday Puzzle - Library Entrance at Dusk

We have more puzzles, including puzzles of our special collections and archives material and artifacts, and our friendly, adorable therapy dogs.

Most Popular Library Guides

Our library faculty and staff made library guides (aka LibGuides) to inform, educate, and entertain the Cal Poly Pomona community and beyond. Here is a list of the most popular library guides since the last National Library Week. You might find something there that interests you

  1. Photoshop Basics
  2. Research 101 Tutorial Modules
  3. Bio 1210L Foundations of Biology
  4. Mindfulness in the Library
  5. CPP Special Collections and Archives Digital Puzzles
  6. Citation Tutorial Guide
  7. University Library Online 24/7
  8. Fake News
  9. Biological Sciences
  10. Research Tutorials

We also have other fun LibGuides such as Focus on FinalsGraphic DesignHoliday Events, and Fandom Culture.

Resources for Dealing with Stress

Are you feeling stressed? Animal Crossing, Exercise, and MeditationWe know that staring at a computer screen all day to do Zoom classes and having one location be your workspace, school space, and relaxation space can be extremely stressful. We have some wonderful library resources to help you deal with stress so that you can succeed in your classes and your workplace.

Mindfulness in the Library - Practicing mindfulness is a great way to lower your blood pressure and improve your focus. Check out these incredible resources to help you.

Focus on Finals Resources - We compiled a gigantic list of great ways to deal with stress for Finals, but you can use many of these videos and tutorials to help you de-stress for anything.

Drawing Applications - Drawing is a great way to relieve stress. It boosts your creativity and expands your skills. Linked is a great sketch website, but you could draw on anything, a piece of paper, your smartphone, and tablet, and it would produce the same de-stressing effect.

If you have any more suggestions and resources, please send them to our library head of outreach and events, Kris Zoleta on

Join the Library Club!

Cal Poly Pomona has a Library Club that does its events and partners with groups all over the campus. Click on the link to join the Library Club. You can become part of the conversation in the Library Club's Discord Server.

The library club meets on the first Monday of the month; to see the upcoming club meetings, we have it on the main library calendar. There is no membership fee to join!

Supporting our Public Libraries

Manga aisle in a public liibraryPublic libraries provide a valuable service by tailoring their collections to the needs of their community. Support your public library by visiting them, using their services, and becoming an active member of their community. Below are links to county library systems in Southern California.

County Library Systems