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Calendar for Special Events

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September

 

October

  • Alaska Day - October 18. (Anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory and the raising of the U.S. flag at Sitka in 1867.)
  • Teen Read Week - October 12-18, 2008 (YALSA – http://www.ala.org/teenread/)

 

November

  • Native Heritage Month
  • American Education Week (National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., Washington, CD 20036; 202-833-4000 – http://www.nea.org )
  • Family Literacy Day, November 1, 2007 – (National Center for Family Literacy – http://www.famlit.org )
  • National Young Reader’s Day (Sponsored by Pizza Hut in cooperation with the Center for the Book. Call 800-4-BOOK IT – http://www.bookitprogram.com/

 

January

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday (Federal Holiday Commission, 451 Seventh St. SW, Washington, DC 20410)
  • National Book Month – (National Book Award, 264 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, NY, NY 1000 – http://www.nationalbook.org
  • Interlibrary Cooperation Grants Applications Available

 

February

  • 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)
  • Alaska Library Association Annual Conference, Fairbanks – February 28- March 2, 2008 – http://www.akla.org
  • ASTE 2009 Conference, Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). February 21, 2009 - February 24, 2009, The Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska. Conference Rates Apply. Contact 907-842-5287 for more information. Web site: http://aste.org

 

 

March

 

April

  • Interlibrary Cooperation Grant Applications Due – April 1
  • National Poetry Month (Academy of American Poets – http://www.poets.org/)
  • School Library Media Month (ALA Public Information Office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 – http://www.ala.org/pio
  • International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday), April 2 (http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=269  International Board on Books for Young People, c/o International Reading Association, Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; 202-731-1600)
  • National Library Week, April 13-19, 2008 (ALA Public Information Office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Usually, but not always, the second or third week in April – Check http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/natlibraryweek/nlw.htm )
  • Drop Everything and Read Day, April 12 (Beverly Cleary’s Birthday) (http://www.dropeverythingandread.com/NationalDEARday.html)
  • National TV Turnoff Week, April 21 – 27, 2008 (TV-Free America - http://www.tvturnoff.org/ - usually third week in April.)

 

May

  • National Children’s Book Week – May 12 -18, 2008 (Children’s Book Council – Moved from mid-November – http://www.cbcbooks.org
  • Reading is Fun Week May 12-18, 2008 (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

  • Alaska Statewide Summer Reading Program 2008: “Catch the Reading Bug Program” For Teenagers: “Metamorphosis@Your Library” Dates vary for each participating public library. (http://library.state.ak.us/srp/home.html )

 

August

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