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Calendar for Special Events

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  • Pacific Northwest Library Conference “No Library is an Island” Victoria B.C. August 11-13th, 2010. (http://www.pnla.org )
  • Every other year the American Association of School Librarians has a conference in the fall in a major U.S. city. The next meeting will be: October 26th-30th, 2011, AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Start making your plans now to attend. Check the AkASL website for scholarship possibilities.   http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslcalendar/aaslcalendar.cfm









  • 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  November 8th-12th, 2010  (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
  • ASTE 2011 Conference, Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). February 19 - February 22, 2011, The Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska. Conference Rates Apply. Contact 907-842-5287 for more information. Web site: http://aste.org
  • Alaska Library Association Annual Conference, Juneau – February 17-20th, 2011– http://www.akla.org 






  • Freedom of Information Day - March 16th, 2011 (ALA Public Info. Office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL60611http://www.ala.org)





  • National Children’s Book Week – May 2-8, 2011 (Children’s Book Council – Moved from mid-November – http://www.cbcbooks.org
  • Reading is Fun Week May 14-20, 2011 (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 2011: "One World, Many Stories"  Teenagers:  “You Are Here.” Dates will vary for each participating public library.

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




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