• August 9, 2021 – Book Lovers’ Day is a time when book lovers are encouraged to find their favorite reading spot, grab a good book, and read the day away.

  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. This American Library Association-sponsored campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who said: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”

  • September 8, 2021 – International Literacy Day was established by UNESCO in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

  • October is National Book Month. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. It's also a time to honor the country's best books and authors. In mid-October, the National Book Foundations announces its National Book Awards finalists.


  • November 2021 – Picture Book Month. This month-long international literacy initiative celebrates the print picture book.

  • November 1, 2021 – National Author Day. A terrific day to celebrate authors and the books that they write.

  • November 15 to 19, 2021 – National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It challenges literacy to grow throughout schools everywhere.

  • December is Read A New Book Month -- the perfect time to discover a new-to-you author!


  • December 24, 2021 - Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to "Christmas book flood" in English, is the Icelandic tradition of giving and receiving books on Christmas. What a fantastic idea!