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2024 Literacy Themed Calendar

Everyone loves celebrating holidays, so here's so book and library themed holidays to celebrate throughout the year! (Our favorite holidays is our Birthday and National Bookmobile Day!)

What days will you celebrate?


January 14-20: Universal Letter Writing Week (Second full week of January)

January 9: National Word Nerd Day | Poetry at Work Day (Second Tuesday of January)

January 18: National Thesaurus Day | Winnie the Pooh Day (author A. A. Milne‘s birthday)

January 24: Library Shelfie Day (fourth Wednesday of January)

January 25: Burns Supper (poet Robert Burns‘s birthday)

January 30 – February 7: National Storytelling Week


February 4-10: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (First week of February)

February 11-17: Freelance Writers Appreciation Week (Second week of February)

MARCH 2024

APRIL 2024

April 1: Edible Book Day | Reading is Funny Day I Our Birthday!

April 9: National Library Workers Day (Tuesday of National Library Week)

April 10: National Encourage a Young Writer Day | National Library Outreach Day (Wednesday of National Library Week — formerly National Bookmobile Day)

April 18: National Columnist Day | Celebrate Teen Literature Day (Thursday of the second full week in April)

April 25: National Poem in Your Pocket Day (Last Thursday in April)

MAY 2024

May 2: International Harry Potter Day (Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts)

May 4: National Scrapbook Day | Free Comic Book Day (First Saturday of May)

May 25: Towel Day (in honor of author Douglas Adams)

JUNE 2024

June 16: Bloomsday (in honor of writer James Joyce)

JULY 2024


August 18: Bad Poetry Day

August 21: Poet’s Day

August 30: Frankenstein Day (author Mary Shelley‘s birthday)


September 7: Buy a Book Day

September 13: Roald Dahl Day

September 18: Read an Ebook Day

September 22: Hobbit Day | Dear Diary Day

September 22-28: Banned Books Week


October 6-12: National Newspaper Week (First Sunday of October) | Mystery Series Week (First full week of October)

October 6: Mad Hatter Day

October 16: Dictionary Day

October 17: Black Poetry Day

October 20-26: Friends of Libraries Week (Third full week of October)

October 25: Frankenstein Friday (Last Friday in October)


November 7: National Nonfiction Day (First Thursday of November)

November 12: Young Readers Day (Second Tuesday of November)

November 15: I Love to Write Day

November 17-23: National Bible Week

November 18: High Five a Librarian Day

November 18-24: Book Week (Scotland)


December 7: Letter Writing Day

December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day | National Short Story Day (on the winter solstice) | Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day (from Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne)

December 24: Jolabokaflod, also known as the Christmas or Yule Book Flood (Iceland)

December 25: A’phabet Day or No L Day (Pun Day — “No L” = Noel… get it?)

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