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Upcoming Celebrations: December

About Upcoming Celebrations

The Upcoming Celebrations page is designed to provide you with some basic information about some of the various celebrations and events promoting school libraries, literacy, and education. It is a great place to start if you are looking for programing or instructional ideas for your library or classroom. 

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Celebrations Calendar

September

  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • Banned Books Week – September 24 - 30
  • Banned Websites Awareness Day – September 28
  • International Literacy Day – September 8
  • International Read An Ebook Day – September 16
  • Read a Book Day – September 6
  • Comic Book Day – September 25

October

  • Teen Read Week – October 8-14
  • International Games Week – October 29 - November 4
  • Random Acts of Poetry Day – October 7
  • All Hallow's Read – October 29 - November 4
  • Dictionary Day – October 16
  • First full week in October is Great Books Week – October 1-7

November

  • National Picture Book Month
  • American Education Week – November 13-17, 2017
  • National Non-Fiction Day – November 1
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • I Love to Write Day – November 15
  • National Family Literacy Month
  • November is New York State History Month

December

  • Read a New Book Month
  • Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

January

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  • National Science Fiction Day – January 2
  • Thesaurus Day – January 18
  • National Book Month

February

  • Children's Authors and Illustrators Week – February 4-10
  • International Book Giving Day – February 14
  • Take Your Child To The Library Day – February 3, 2018
  • Printed Book Day – February 23

March

  • Teen Tech Week – March 4-10
  • Freedom of Information Day – March 16
  • Read Across America Day – March  2
  • World Book Day – March  2
  • International Read To Me Day – March 19

April

  • School Library Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Library Week
  • World Book Night – April 23
  • National Readathon – 

May

  • Free Comic Book Day – May 6, 2017
  • Choose Privacy Week – May 1 - 7
  • Mystery Books Month
  • Children’s Book Week – May 1 - 7
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7 - 12
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Short Story Month

June

  • GLBT Book Month
  • AudioBook Appreciation Month
  • National Columnists Day – June 27
  • National Biography Month

July/August

  • Summer Reading at New York Libraries
  • Paperback Book Day – July 30
  • Book Lovers Day – Aug 9
  • Read an Almanac Month
  • Bad Poetry Reading Day – August 18
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