April 17th is Teen Literature Day! Started by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2007, this event encourages librarians to raise awareness of Young Adult literature and inspire teens to read (American Library Association, 2014). To learn more, visit the following pages:
Celebrate the value of our nation's librarians and libraries during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014). This year’s theme is Lives Change @ Your Library. Throughout the week, spread the word about the influential role a library has played in your life!
Drop Everything and Read!
On April 12th, people of all ages are encouraged to drop what they’re doing and pick up a book in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday.
April is National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, our nation acknowledges the essential role of poetry in our culture (Academy of American Poets, 2014). To teach students about poetry this April, visit the following sites for reading lists and classroom activities:
This Teen Tech Week (March 9-15), visit your local BCLS branch to checkout all of the great resources and programs we have to offer! Be sure to visit our online events calendar to register for one of our teen programs!
March 3rd commences NEA’S Read Across America Day. This annual celebration correlates with Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd.
March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. During this time, the contributions of women to society and history are honored throughout the world. To learn more about the observation, visit one of the following sites:
On Monday, February 10th Headquarters hosted a Fairytale Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program participants were read fairytale stories with a modern twist.
February marks the beginning of Black History Month. During this time, our nation honors the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.
To learn more about Black History Month, visit the following sites: