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Nov
1
Wed
Picture Book Month-November
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will celebrate the picture book during the month of November as a partner of the third annual Picture Book Month. Founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age.

Visit the website: Picture Book Month

Apr
8
Sun
National Library Week – April 8-14
Apr 8 – Apr 14 all-day

National Library Week – April 8-14, 2018

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate. For previous honorary chairpersons and event themes, see National Library Week History.

Future National Library Week dates are on the National Library Week/School Library Month Fact Sheet.

Apr
21
Sat
Money Smart Week
Apr 21 – Apr 28 all-day

The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week® @ your library a national initiative, which was first held April 2-9, 2011. Celebrating its 15th year in 2016 (and its sixth as a national ALA initiative), Money Smart Week® – http://www.moneysmartweek.org – is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.

Apr
30
Mon
Children’s Day/Book Day: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día)
Apr 30 all-day

Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. Through several grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA) continues to increase public awareness of the event in libraries throughout the country. ALSC is collaborating on this effort with the Founding Partner of Día, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA). Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Póngase en contacto REFORMA con preguntas.

Jun
1
Fri
GLBT Book Month- June
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Starting in 2015, the American Library Association marked GLBT Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Originally established in the early 1990s by The Publishing Triangle as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, June 2015 marked the first commemoration of GLBT Book Month™ to be held under ALA’s auspices. GLBT Book Month™ is an initiative of the American Library Association, and is coordinated through its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. To help libraries mark the occasion, ALA has launched the GLBT Book Month online resource center, featuring tipsheets and downloadable materials. Contact ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services with questions.

Created to increase the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender writing. Begun in 1992 by The Publishing Triangle, June was selected in honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City. It was this brave resistance to police harassment that kickstarted the gay pride movement in the US. [Description provided by Chase’s Calendar of Events.] To be celebrated by libraries, bookstores, publishers and bibliophiles everywhere. Read about the event’s creation yet bittersweet success from quotes by Lawrence Schimel (labeling it National LGBT Book Month) in this May 30, 2014 HuffPost Gay Voices article by Julie R. Enszer.

Sep
1
Sat
National Library Card Sign-up Month-September
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library® – it’s your library card. September was first so designated in 1988, as a continuation of a national campaign launched the previous year. The name of the 2016 Honorary Chairperson as well as free promotional tools (PSA, banners for use with social media, etc) featuring the 2016 Honorary Chairperson will be available at the official page, September is Library Card Sign-up Month (see Library Card Sign-Up Month History for names of prior Honorary Chairpersons/Spokespersons).

Oct
21
Sun
National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct 21 – Oct 26 all-day

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 15-21, 2017. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Visit the website: http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek

Nov
1
Thu
Picture Book Month-November
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will celebrate the picture book during the month of November as a partner of the third annual Picture Book Month. Founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age.

Visit the website: Picture Book Month

Apr
2
Tue
Children’s Day/Book Day: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día)
Apr 2 all-day

Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. Through several grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA) continues to increase public awareness of the event in libraries throughout the country. ALSC is collaborating on this effort with the Founding Partner of Día, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA). Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Póngase en contacto REFORMA con preguntas.

Apr
7
Sun
National Library Week
Apr 7 – Apr 13 all-day

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — participate. For previous honorary chairpersons and event themes, see National Library Week History.

Future National Library Week dates are on the National Library Week/School Library Month Fact Sheet.

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