AASL Advocacy Toolkit

David Loertscher's free PowerPoint presentations showing how quality library media programs improve student achievement.

Ideas for Motivating Students to Read

Motivational Ideas
Children's Book Week and National Library Week

America Reads: What You Can Do




Kansas R.E.A.D. Month

January 27th-March 17, 2012: Kansas Reads – a promotion of the Kansas Center for the Book


February 1st National Freedom Day, Emancipation Day or Juneteenth

Digital Learning Day, February 1st

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Black History Month

National African American Read-in - any day in February

Library Lovers Month (Also see Library Media and PR)

Activities for Library Lovers' Month

Job Shadow Day


Youth Art Month

World Book Day, March 1st

Teen Tech Week

Newspaper in Education Week

Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Ideas

Dr. Seuss Links

National Youth Violence Prevention Week


Kansas School Library Media Month
School Library Media Month

National Poetry Month
-PowerPoint interview with several children's poets
-the Academy of American Poets is promoting the first
annual Poem in Your Pocket Day among other activities you might like
to try

National Library Week

National Drop Everything and Read Day

Earth Day


Children's Book Week

Get Caught Reading Month

National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

Memorial Day Activities


Continue to celebrate Harry Potter

Library Card Sign-Up Month
Ways to Celebrate

International Literacy Day

William Allen White Awards Ceremony

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
(Last Week of September)
Banned Books Online


Computer Learning Month

International School Library Day
(October 5)

National Book Month

Teen Read Week


American Education Week

Children's Book Week

Family Literacy Day, Nov. 1

National Young Readers Day, Nov. 8
This celebration was initiated by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and Pizza Hut Book It program. It would be most appropriate if your school participates in the Book It program.

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Last updated: February 4, 2012