Children's Book Week is May 2-8, 2011

Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated countrywide with author & illustrator appearances, parties, storytelling, and other book-related events in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs -- anywhere where kids and books connect.

How can you celebrate Children's Book Week?
  • Visit your local library -- story times, programs with special guests, games to play, movie showings, and LOTS of books and other great stuff you can check out are among the things kids (& their adults) will find at their public library.
  • Visit your local bookstore -- or take a field trip to a store you haven't visited before. Check out our list of NH Booksellers for inspiration.
  • Visit the Library of Congress's Read.gov Kids Page where you will find lots of info about books for kids and the latest installment of The Exquisite Corpse. Not a kid? Visit the Teens Page or the Adults Page instead.
  • Monday, May 2 is the last day to vote in several NH book awards so if you haven't done so yet, get to the library and cast your vote for The Isinglass Award, The Flume Award, or the Great Stone Face Award (depending on your age).
  • Pick up a book and read it with a child. Or have a child read a book to you. No children around? Really? Nieces, Nephews, Neighbors, Nobody? OK, read a children's book yourself and remember how much fun reading can be.

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