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100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week 2019 Poster: Yuyi Morales Read Now Read Forever

Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week from April 29th - May 5th.

It's a great time to acknowledge your favorite children's books, authors, and illustrators OR to find new favorites to share. Get involved on your own, or participate with family and friends while you explore the amazing world of children's books.

Our week-long festivities offer many opportunities to join in the fun.

  • Register for Lit Lab: Children's Book Week, open to families with kids ages 4-9 (Monday, April 29th).
  • Dress up as children's book character and visit the Children's Reference Desk for a special prize (all week).
  • Pick up Children's Book Week activities and bookmarks, available on the Children's Reference Desk (all week).
  • Stop by for Free Comic Book day and May the Fourth (Saturday, May 4th).
  • Bonus: this is also Screen Free Week, and you can find activities at screenfree.org.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 29 (All day) to Sunday, May 5 (All day)

 

Did you miss our Dinosaur Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own prehistoric storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Crunch, the shy dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap

 

The American Library Association announced its 2019 Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many recognize Dr. Seuss as an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue and improve on that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2019 Geisel Award Winner

Fox the tiger by Corey R. Tabor

 

Did you miss our Snow Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own wintery storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Into the snow by Yuki Kaneko

 

Did you miss our Teamwork Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own storytime at home, complete with songs and stories!

From Storytime

The little red hen by Byron Barton

Will the little red hen get any help so she can make her delicious bread?

 

Did you miss our Purple Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a colorful storytime at home!

From Storytime

Purple Little Bird by 1969- Greg E. Foley

 

Did you miss our Jumping Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a hopping storytime at home!

 

From Storytime

High-speed hoppers by Kelly Calhoun

 

Did you miss our Brown Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a beautifully brown storytime at home!

From Storytime

Brown by Daniel Nunn

 

Did you miss our Thankful Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a gratitude-inspired storytime at home!

From Storytime

The thankful book by Todd Parr

 

Did you miss our Umbrella Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a rainy storytime at home!

From Storytime

The big umbrella by illustrator Amy June Bates

Make your arms go as wide as the big umbrella, and then put on a smile as big as the umbrella!

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