Lit Events 2017-2018
Days/Months to Prepare for and Look Forward To!
Picture Book Ten for Ten - Thursday, August 10
Connect with others using the hashtag #pb10for10
Classroom Book a Day - Every Day of Your School Year
Mystery Skypes - Any day of your school year
September is Library Card Sign- up Month
International Literacy Day - Friday, September 8
Connect with others using the hashtag #InternationalLiteracyDay
International Dot Day - Friday, September 15ish
Global Read Aloud - October 2 - November 10
Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors - Saturday, October 14
National Day on Writing - Friday, October 20
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
Connect with others using the hashtag #NaNoWriMo
International Games Week - Sunday, October 29 - Saturday, November 4
Hour of Code - December 3 - 9
From the site: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
Connect with others around the world using the hashtag #HourOfCode
RI Children's Book Award Challenge
Letters About Literature - due Friday, January 12 - or TBA
Global School Play Day - Wednesday, February 7
Connect with others using the hashtag #GSPD18
Nonfiction Picture Book Ten for Ten - Saturday, February 10
Connect with others using the hashtag #nfpb10for10
ALA Youth Media Awards - Monday, February 12
International Book Giving Day - Wednesday, 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 - Friday, February 8
Connect with others using the hashtag #wrad18.
Digital Learning Day - February 22
Connect with others throughout the world using the hashtag #DLDay
March Book Madness
You can connect with others using the hashtag #2018MBM
Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (or Classroom SOLSC)
Connect with others using the hashtag #SOL18
Read Across America Day - Friday, March 2
2018 RI Children's Book Award announced this month
Every student who reads at least 3 titles has the opportunity to vote for the winner.
Connect with others using the hashtag #ricba18
School Library Month
D.E.A.R. Day - Thursday, April 12
Reading Week - TBA
National Poem in Your Pocket Day - Thursday, April 26
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.
Use the hashtag #pocketpoem to connect with others on Twitter!
Global Day of Design - May 2 last year - TBA
Connect with others using the hashtag #GDD18