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Calendar for Special Events

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  • National TV Turnoff Week,September 19-25, 2010 (TV-Free America - http://www.tvturnoff.org/  A second session of this week that had been traditionally only in April.






  • Alaska Native Heritage Month - http://www.alaskanativeheritagemonth.com 
  • AASL-American Association of School Librarians - 16th National Conference November 13-17, 2013 Hartford, CT 
  • American Education Week  November 14-20th, 2010 (National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., Washington, CD 20036; 202-833-4000 – http://www.nea.org )
  • National Young Reader’s  (Sponsored by Pizza Hut in cooperation with the Center for the Book. Call 800-4-BOOK IT – http://www.bookitprogram.com/



  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday (Federal Holiday Commission, 451 Seventh St. SW, Washington, DC20410)
  • National Book Month – (National Book Award, 264 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, NY, NY 1000 – http://www.nationalbook.org
  • Interlibrary Cooperation Grants Applications Available



  • Black History Month
  • Love of Reading Month
  • Battle of the Books State Competitions. Usually the second – last week in February  (Alaska Association of School Librarians)  http://www.akla.org/akasl/bb/bbhome.html


               Battle of the Books State Competitions - 2012

                 Feb 27th - Monday HS Battles
                 Feb 28th - Tuesday 7th/8th Grade Battles
                 Feb 29th - Wednesday 5th/6th Grade Battles
                 March 1st - Thursday 3rd/4th Grade Battles


  • Alaska Library Association Annual Conference, Fairbanks, February 23-26th, 2012 – http://www.akla.org  
  • ASTE 2012 Conference, Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). February 25 - February 28, 2012, Web site: http://aste.org








  • National Children’s Book Week – May 7-13, 2012 (Children’s Book Council – Moved from mid-November – http://www.cbcbooks.org
  • Reading is Fun Week May 13-19, 2012 (Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 400,Washington, DC 20009, Toll Free 1 (877) RIF-READ, (202) 673-0020 contactus@rif.org – http://www.rif.org/ )


June – August

  • Summer Reading Program 2012: "Dream big"  Teenagers:  “Own the Night.” Dates will vary for each participating public library.

            (http://library.state.ak.us/srp/home.html )




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