• National Events

      

     

     

    Library Card Sign-Up Month- September 
    www.ala.org/pio 
    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. Posters and other promotional materials are available from ALA Graphics. 
      
     

    Read Across America, March 
    www.nea.org/readacross/ 
    Started in 1998 as a way to get kids excited about reading, the National Education Association’s Read Across America has become the nation's largest reading event. The event happens on or near Dr. Seuss's birthday each year. 
     

    Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.), April 
    www.dropeverythingandread.com. 
    Celebrated on the 90th+ birthday of Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary, this initiative encourages families to designate at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together. ALSC is a sponsor along with the National Education Association (NEA), National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

    National Library Week, April 
    www.ala.org/pio 
    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the countryeach April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

    Children’s Book Week, May 
    www.cbcbooks.org/cbw 
    Observed since 1919, Children’s Book Week encourages children and the adults who care for them to spend some time with a book each day.