June 7 was designated as a National Day for the Book and the Library, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 21-250 issued in Official Gazette No. 41. This day is celebrated every year across the entire national territory in order to organize demonstrations and activities around books and promote the role of the library in society.
According to the decree, this day is celebrated as a dedication to the status of knowledge and culture and its tributaries in building a bright horizon for generations.
June 7 coincides with the date on which the books and manuscripts that were in the library of the Central University in Algiers were burned by the secret organization of the French army on June 7, 1962.