News • April 18, 2023

Riverside County Library System Celebrates National Library Week April 23-29

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – The Riverside County Library System (RCLS), a leading resource for education, connection, and life enrichment, will celebrate all things library during National Library Week, April 23-29, 2023. National Library Week, an annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States, promotes library use and support.

Riverside County Library branches serve as a welcoming and accommodating environment that promote a feeling of belonging and encourage the growth of a community among individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Riverside County residents can benefit from free access to an array of technology, internet access, educational programs, and diverse collections that cater to the needs and interests of the entire community, ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to avail themselves of these resources.

As part of National Library Week, RCLS extends an invitation to take part in the launch of the new county-wide reading campaign centered around the theme of “READ TODAY, LEAD TOMORROW,” which aims to unite and cultivate future leaders. In addition to providing programs and activities at all 36 libraries, the initiative will also recognize the contributions of local leaders who work tirelessly to make Riverside County a great place to live.

“Through the power of reading, we can unlock our full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Third District Supervisor, Chuck Washington. “That’s why I am proud to support the ‘Read Today, Lead Tomorrow’ reading campaign that will launch during National Library Week, which promotes the library as a valuable resource for personal and professional growth for all members of our community.”

By participating in National Library Week with RCLS, county residents can establish a connection with their local library and make a beneficial impact on the community. “We want our patrons to know that reading leads to great outcomes,” says Joan Tyler, Interim RCLS Library Director. “So, we are giving everyone the opportunity to share more about their favorite leader who inspires them at every Library location.”

To find out more about upcoming events and other National Library Week programs happening within the Riverside County Library System, please visit

The Riverside County Library System is a division of the Office of Economic Development. For more information, please contact the Riverside County Library System at (951) 369-3003 or visit