Support your local library! Through Apr. 16, Out of Print Clothing will celebrate National Library Week with Harry Potter-inspired t-shirts and other swag, with 10 percent of library-themed sales going to support library charities. Out of Print's popular, "When in Doubt, Go to the Library" shirts — which sold out during a similar event in 2016 — are back, and are now available in your Hogwarts House colors.
The American Library Association (ALA) has hosted National Library Week since 1958. This year's celebration runs from Apr. 9 through Apr. 15, with the theme "Libraries Transform." As part of National Library Week, the ALA released a list of 2016's 10 most challenged books on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday have been designated National Library Workers Day and National Bookmobile Day, respectively. Additionally, this year's celebration includes Take Action for Libraries Day, which tasks library users with calling on their government representatives in support of funding for the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
To help libraries in their mission to provide the public with free access to information, Out of Print Clothing will donate 10 percent from sales of its library-themed items sold through Apr. 16. The clothier launched its "This Is How We Roll" collection on Apr. 4, and sales of items from its "Library Card" collection will benefit Liberation Library through Wednesday. Beginning Tuesday, the new "When in Doubt, Go to the Library" shirts will be available for pre-order in Hogwarts House colors through the end of the campaign, and sales of these shirts will benefit Words Alive.
Shop Out of Print Clothing's full collection of library-themed items here!