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About the Month of January

January is the 1st month of the year and has 31 days.

Season (Northern Hemisphere): Winter


  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Australia Day
  • National Book Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • National Eye Care Month
  • National Volunteer
  • Blood Donor Month
  • National Soup Month

Symbols of January

Birthstone: Garnet

Flower: Carnation

Zodiac signs: Capricorn and Aquarius

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Accept the Winter Reading challenge.

Log your Reading minutes DAILY!

Winter is for Reading!

Friday, Jan. 1st, 8am to Sunday, Jan. 31st, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

For the fourth year in a row, Beanstack presents the Annual Winter Reading Challenge. Simon & Schuster’s Books Like Us program will sponsor the challenge, which supports public libraries and school systems throughout the United States. The publisher will award book collections and virtual author visits to the winning libraries and schools.