Library of Congress


The Library of Congress > Teachers > Classroom Materials > Collection Connections > By the People, For the People

[Detail] See America. Alexander Dux

Commemorative Weeks

A search on week produces posters celebrating a number of special events throughout the year, including Public Library Week, Art Week, Farm and Home Week, and National Letter Writing Week.

  • What do you think is the intention of establishing a week to promote a public library, art, or letter writing?
  • What types of activities do you think were associated with each week?
  • If it continued to be observed, how do you think that events such as Farm and Home Week and National Letter Writing Week would have changed due to technology?
  • What types of events are currently commemorated during special weeks or months? Do you observe these weeks? Why or why not?