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Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week

Natalie will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week, the American Library Association announced Today. The event will be held next April 4-10.

“I’m delighted to join ALA and libraries everywhere in celebrating National Library Week,” Portman said in a statement. “Libraries are open, inclusive places that foster a sense of belonging and community. They show us anything is possible by encouraging a love of learning, discovery and exploration. I hope people will take time during the week to visit their library online or in person.”

Natalie has long been an advocate for books, and on her Instagram account has posted pictures of what she is reading, including Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker Prize-winning “Girl, Woman, Other” and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino’s “Trick Mirror.”