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Readers of all genres unite! If you didn’t celebrate World Book Day this year, you don’t have to wait until April 23, 2020 to show your love of reading. Friday, August 9th was National Book Lovers Day, and many more dates celebrate books, reading, and literacy itself. Did you grab a book yesterday, an audiobook? How about gift books, attend a book club, write an author, or gather with other book lovers?

Just for fun check out this site for holidays and link to Flavorwire calendar of book and author dates:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/bookriot.com/2018/08/29/book-holidays/amp/.

Although before designing an event, ensure the date matches up. Some dates can vary by year, country, or author who developed the article for website. It will at least give you ideas on what to base celebrations. Chase’s Calendar of Events is a good source. Check your local library for a copy of this reference.

Example: March honors Dr. Seuss on March 2nd not 1st for Read Across America Day. Generations of parents have introduced their children to this cherished author to further their children’s skills in and love of reading. The NEA celebrates reading on this, and every day throughout the year with the Read Across America program. Volunteer to read to children or teens.

Other websites to check out. Take a look at all sites because there are brand new listings interspersed with any duplicates found:

https://www.flavorwire.com/400900/flavorwires-ultimate-literary-calendar-a-bookish-event-for-every-day-of-the-year

http://programminglibrarian.org/node/338 ml

https://ambassador-international.com/celebrate-books-year-36-literary-holidays/

https://www.bustle.com/p/11-literary-holidays-you-need-to-add-to-your-calendar-if-youre-a-book-lover-7799522

https://buildyourlibrary.com/calendar-book-related-holidays/

http://www.5minlib.com/2019/01/literary-holidays-to-celebrate-all-year.html?m=1

http://www.bookglow.net/month-by-month-literary-holiday-calendar/

http://hereweeread.com/2016/01/15-literary-events-holidays-know.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54847/10-literary-holidays

https://growmap.com/national-book-days-weeks-and-months/

and many more…