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FEBRUARY

National Storytelling Week
Held in the first full-week in February each year to celebrate the art, practice and value of oral storytelling.

MARCH

World Book Day
Held on the first Thursday in March as a celebration of books and reading.

International Women’s Day
Marked on 8 March each year, this is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

World Poetry Day
Held on the 21 March each year and the purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

APRIL

International Children's Book Day
Held every year on 2 April to commemorate the birth of Hans Christian Andersen and to promote children's reading.

MAY

National Share a Story Month
Organised by the Federation of Children's Book Groups.

JULY/AUGUST

Summer Reading Challenge

In libraries throughout the summer holidays aims improves children's confidence and send them back to school fired up and ready to learn.

OCTOBER

Children’s Book Week
Always held in the first week of October, a celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age.

National Poetry Day

In the first week of October each year, National Poetry Day is one of the most important events in the poetry calendar and presents an ideal opportunity to introduce your group to the potential that poetry has to offer.

Black History Month

An annual celebration of the achievements and contributions of African-Caribbean people both past and present held in October. For young people, it offers a perfect opportunity to understand and appreciate cultural diversity and to acknowledge the contribution black culture has made and continues to make in today’s society. Several of our artists offer workshops on this theme all year round.



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