Notable Dates for your Noggin: April 2016

Calendar BannerEach month we’ll bring you a compiled list of fun national holidays, birthdays of authors, and publication dates of favorite books.  You can use these for your own personal use or for some library inspiration!

April is National Poetry Month and School Library Month and National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016). Other things to celebrate in April. . .

 2  Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday (1805)
 4  National School Librarian Day
 Maya Angelou’s Birthday (1928)
 5  Carrie (Stephen King) published in 1974
 10  Encourage a Young Writer Day
 The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) published in 1925
 12  National Grilled Cheese Day
 Beverly Cleary’s Birthday (1916)
 National Library Workers Day
 13  Scrabble Day
 Bookmobile Day
 15  Rubber Eraser Day
 21  Charlotte Bronte’s Birthday (1816)
 Barbara Park’s Birthday (1947)
 26  William Shakespeare’s Birthday [estimated] (1564)
 27  Tell a Story Day
 28  Harper Lee’s Birthday (1926)
 Great Poetry Reading Day

Did we miss anything?  Let us know if we did!

For our calendar of library events, including conferences and library days, check out our Events/Initiatives page.

And for more Notable Dates for Your Noggin, check out our Notable Dates page.