Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sign Up To Celebrate Children's Book Week 100th Anniversary, April 29-May 5, 2019!

One of my most favorite weeks of the year as a librarian and lover of all books, especially picture books, is Children's Book Week.  

And this year is a very special one as it is the 100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week with the theme being Read Now. Read Forever. - looks to the past, present, and most important, the future of children’s books.

As the site shares, 

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

The best part, we can all celebrate Children's Book Week in our communities too!
 On the Every Child A Reader site, you will find the page for this special week
It contains everything you need, plus so much more to use throughout the year as we celebrate children's books and reading all around. 
Under Media Tools you will find logos and more to promote 2019 Children's Book Week and Book Awards.
 I love the cool badge they have that gives us a voice in being a Children's Book Week Champion.
 I downloaded this to add to my blog and posts.
They also have the very special Social Media Book Week 100 Campaign to go along with the 100th Year Celebration.  By following #TheHero, you will be able to join the conversation and celebration of favorite books and stories throughout the year. 
Under Fun Stuff, there are lots...
 ... of bookmarks, activities, posters and more that we can download.
 I love the Collaborative Poster that will be...
 ...filled with different posters by illustrators throughout the year.  There are two already and many....
 ....more to come. 
They can also be downloaded individually for us to use for our celebrations.
 And bookmarks coming by the illustrators too.
 If you click on For Schools, 
 you will find contests, resources, activity pages and more.
These are always perfect to use in the library and classrooms for Children's Book Week. 
On the Event Locations page, you will find all of the places that are celebrating and can sign up for your community to be part of this special week as well.  

I was excited to see our school, Van Meter Community School, on the map. We hope to connect with a lot of you as we celebrate in our community. 

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