GRAHAM, N.C. -- Readers across the country will come together for a special celebration over the next few days - it's National Library Week.
The week of celebrations dates back to 1958. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and is recognized across the country. The ALA says this year's theme is "lives change at your library."
Libraries are finding all sorts of ways to celebrate the week, and here in the Triad, local libraries are kicking it off in style.
Alamance County Public Libraries will host the first ever LibFest Sunday in Graham. The celebration includes music, food and entertainment for the entire family. The event will feature international library hip-hop star Melvil Dewey, as well as performances by Studio One and the Andrews Elementary Unicycle team.
North Carolina author J.D. Rhoades will also be at the celebration to sign copies of his books, including Breaking Cover, Safe and Sound, and The Devil's Right Hand.
The event is Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Graham Public Library. It's located at 211 S. Main St. LibFest is a free event.
For more information about LibFest, head to the Alamance County Public Libraries website.
National Library Week events also include National Library Workers Day on Tuesday, National Bookmobile Day Wednesday, and Celebrate Teen Literature Day on Thursday.