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Celebration Calendar

First Week of January – Buy A Friend a Book Week (Worldwide)
January 27 – Family Literacy Day (Canada)

First Week of February – National Storytelling Week (UK)
Last Week of February – Freedom to Read Week (Canada)
End of February/ Beginning of March – Jewish Book Week (UK – Sponsored by the Jewish Book Council)

March 2 - Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss' Birthday (USA - NEA sponsored)
First Thursday in March - World Book Day (UK and Ireland) - March 3, 2011
March 4 - National Grammar Day (USA)
Second full week in March - Share a Story - Shape a Future Week(blogosphere) - March 7-11, 2011
March 25 - Tolkien Reading Day (worldwide)

April - National Poetry Month (USA)
First week of April - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)
A week in April - National Library Week (USA - ALA sponsored) - April 10-16, 2011
     (includes National Library Worker Day - April 12, 2011)
April 23 - World Book and Copyright Day (worldwide except UK and Ireland - UNESCO sponsored)
April 29 - Poem in Your Pocket Day (USA)
April 30 - El día de los niños/El día de los libros (USA - ALA sponsored)

May 1 - Buy Indie Day (US - created by IndieBound)
First Saturday in May - Free Comic Book Day (worldwide) - May 7, 2011
A week in May - Children's Book Week (USA) - May 2-8, 2011

June - National Audiobook Month (USA)
June 16 - Bloomsday (worldwide)
A week in June - Independent Booksellers Week (UK) - June 18-25, 2011

First week of July - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)

September 8 - International Literacy Day (worldwide - UNESCO sponsored)
September 13 - Roald Dahl Day (worldwide)

Week containing September 22 - Tolkien Week (worldwide)
     (includes Hobbit Day - September 22)

Last week of September - Banned Books Week (USA)

First week of October - Buy a Friend a Book Week (worldwide)

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