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Library Celebration Calendar


August

  • August 2 - National Coloring Book Day
  • August 9 - National Book Lovers Day
  • August 18 - Bad Poetry Day
  • August 30 - Mary Shelley’s Birthday

September

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Library Card Sign-up Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • September 6 - National Read a Book Day
  • September 8 - International Literacy Day
  • September 13 - Roald Dahl’s Birthday
  • September 15ish - International Dot Day
  • September 22 - Hobbit Day
  • September 25 - National Comic Book Day
  • Last week of September - Banned Books Week

October 

  • NCSLMA Conference
  • National Book Month 
  • National Children’s Magazine Month
  • National Cookbook Month
  • TeenTober
  • Media Literacy Week 
  • 1st week of October - Mystery Series Week
  • October 6 - Mad Hatter Day
  • October 8 - R.L. Stine’s Birthday
  • 2nd week of October - National Newspaper Week
  • October 16 - Dictionary Day
  • Week leading up to Halloween - All Hallow’s Read
  • Last Friday - National Frankenstein Day

November 

  • NaNoWriMo
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • National Book Awards
  • National Family Literacy Month
  • International Games Week
  • November 1 - National Authors Day
  • November 6 - National Nonfiction Day
  • November 8 - Bram Stoker’s Birthday
  • November 10 - Neil Gaiman’s Birthday
  • November 12 - Neal Shusterman’s Birthday
  • 3rd week of November - National Young Readers Week
  • November 15 - National I Love to Write Day
  • November 18 - High Five a Librarian Day
  • November 29 - Madeleine L’Engle Camp’s Birthday

December

  • Read a New Book Month
  • December 1 - Sherlock Holmes Day
  • December 1 - Jan Brett’s Birthday
  • December 7 - National Letter Writing Day
  • December 16 - Jane Austen’s Birthday
  • December 21 - Crossword Puzzle Day
  • December 24 - Jolabokaflod, also known as the Christmas or Yule Book Flood
  • December 25 - Pun Day/A’phabet Day (No L Day)

January

  • January 2 - National Science Fiction Day
  • January 3 - J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday
  • January 4 - National Trivia Day
  • January 9 - Severus Snape’s Birthday
  • January 18 - National Winnie the Pooh Day
  • January 19 - Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday
  • 4th Wednesday - National Library Shelfie Day

February

March

  • Read Across America Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • 1st week in March - Read an ebook Week
  • 1st week in March - National Return Borrowed Books Week
  • March 2 - Read Across America Day
  • March 4 - National Grammar Day
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 14 - National Write Your Story Day
  • March 16ish - Freedom of Information Day
  • March 21 - World Poetry Day
  • March 22 - James Patterson’s Birthday

April 

May

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • National Get Caught Reading Month
  • National Family Reading Month
  • Children’s Book Week
  • 1st week in May - Choose Privacy Week
  • May 4th - Star Wars Day
  • May 5 - National Cartoonists’ Day
  • 2nd week in May - Reading is Fun Week
  • May 12 - National Limerick Day
  • May 20 - Mary Pope Osborne’s Birthday

June

  • Pride Month
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • June 5 - Rick Riordan’s Birthday
  • June 10 - Maurice Sendak’s Birthday
  • June 22 - Octavia Butler’s Birthday

July

  • Read an Almanac Month
  • July 11 - E.B. White’s Birthday
  • July 28 - Helen Beatrix Potter’s Birthday
  • July 30 - Paperback Book Day
  • July 31 - Harry Potter Day

Suggestions for more days or celebrations? E-mail kristysartain@ncslma.org. Make sure to include the link to the celebration if there is one.




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