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August Special Dates

  • 9 August - Book Lover's Day
  • 21 August - Poet's Day
  • 31 August - We love Memoirs Day

September special dates

  • 6 September - Read a Book Day
  • 15 September - Dot Day
  • 8 September - International Literacy Day
  • 19 September - Talk like a Pirate Day
  • 21 September - International Peace Day
  • 22 September - Dear Diary Day
  • 23-27 September - Banned Books Week
  • 25 September - National Comic Book Day

October Special Dates

  • Diversity Month
  • 11 October - Myths and Legends Day
  • 13-19 October - Teen Read Week
  • 16 October - Dictionary Day
  • 20-16 October - Friends of Libraries Week

November special Dates

  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Family Literacy Month
  • 1 November - Author's Day
  • 2 November - Booklover's Day
  • 6 November - National nonfiction Day
  • 13 November - World Kindness Day

December Special Dates

  • Read a new book Month
  • 1 December Sherlock Holmes Day
  • 10 December - Dewey Decimal System Day
  • 9-15 December - Hour of Code Week

January Special Dates

  • 18 January - Thesaurus Day
  • 24-31 January - Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

February Special Dates

  • 1 February - World Readaloud day
  • 2-8 February - Children's Authors and Illustrators Week
  • 14 February - Blind Date with a Book
  • 26 February - Fairy Tale Day
  • Kids Read Competition, Dalian China

March Special Dates

  • March Madness Month
  • Woman's History Month
  • 5 March - World Book Day
  • 16 March - Freedom of information Day
  • Author Visit - Jerry Craft

April Special Dates

  • National Poetry Month
  • Drop everything and read month
  • 2 April - Children's Book Day
  • 4 April - School Librarian Day
  • 18 April - Celebrate Teen literature Day
  • 22 April - Earth Day
  • 23 April - World Book Day

May Special Dates

  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • 10-16 May - Reading is Fun Week

June Special Dates

  • Pride Month
  • Summer Reading Blast-off

1. Where is the library?

2. Who is the Librarian, Library technicians and Library assistants?

3. Library Layout

4. How to access and search the library catalog

5. How to check-out books using self-checkout

6. How to login to the catalog (Oliver), personalize it and add the app to their phone

Oliver favourites

7. How to recommend and review books

8. How to find and access eBooks and audio-books via Kindle; iShuffle and Sora

9. How to find the Library & READ site on Libguides

10. What the opportunities are for communal reading?

Why we read?