Lit Events 2015-2016
Days/Months to Prepare for and Look Forward To!
September is Library Card Sign- up Month
International Literacy Day - Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Global Read Aloud - October 5 - November 13
Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors - Saturday, October 17
National Day on Writing - Tuesday, October 20
International Games Day - Saturday, November 21
RI Children's Book Award Challenge
Letters About Literature - due Friday, January 8
ALA Youth Media Awards - Monday, January 11
International Book Giving Day - Sunday, February 14
1) gift a book to a friend or family member,
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
World Read Aloud Day - Wednesday, February 24
Read Across America Day - Wednesday, March 2
2016 RI Children's Book Award announced this month
School Library Month
D.E.A.R. Day - Tuesday, April 12
Reading Week - TBA
National Poem in Your Pocket Day - Thursday, April 28
Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard.