May 2-8, 2016

Local Events

Children's Book Week -- May 4-10, 2015

Check out a sampling of ways that friends of Children’s Book Week are celebrating around the globe and here at home! What are you doing to celebrate? Send us information about your group’s plans, including pictures, logos, and links!

View images of some of the fabulous literacy celebrations held during Children's Book Week 2013 on the CBC's Facebook page.
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Nationwide

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California

Tustin
Once Upon A Storybook
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All Week Long: Celebrate Children's Book Week by participating in our Book Cover Contest. Covers will be displayed from May 4-10 and winners will receive a $10 gift certificate!

Delaware

Hockessin
Hockessin Library
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May 4-10: Library Scavenger Hunt! Join us on a scavenger hunt as we hunt for some of your favorite book characters. Hunts for all ages. Souvenirs for anyone who completes the hunt. All ages.
May 5, 10:15am: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Story Time. Stories and an activity for children ages 3 and up.
May 5, 11am: Preschool Game Day! Today our game day is going to have a preschool focus. Games will be set up for our youngest patrons to come and enjoy.
May 5, 1:30pm: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Story Time. Stories and an activity for children ages 3 and up.
May 5, 6:45pm: Story Time with a Twist! Come dressed in your PJs as we explore stories and do a craft. All ages.
May 6, 10:05am: Toddler Tales! Stories, fingerplays, and more for children ages 18 months - 35 months and their caregivers.
May 6, 10:50am: Book Babies! Stories fingerplays, and more for children newborn - 17 months and their caregivers.
May 6, 6pm: Out and About at the Library! We encourage you to turn off the screen and join the fun with us at the library. We'll have games, crafts, and activities to get you up from in front of the screen and moving. All ages.

District of Columbia

Washington
Bethesda Library
May 6, 7pm: Kiera Cass (The Heir)

Florida

High Springs
High Springs Branch Library
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May 5, 3:30pm: The High Springs Branch of the Alachua County Library District is celebrating Children’s Book Week with our 3rd Annual Kids Love Books event. Come celebrate Children's Book Week and see your favorite books come to life with crafts, games, prizes, face painting, food and fun! Enjoy pony and cart rides by Party Animals Pony Rides. This year we're celebrating superheroes and Tedd Arnold, author and illustrator of the Fly Guy series and other great books!

Indiana

Indianapolis
Team First Book Indy and Indy Reads Books
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May 9, 2pm: Celebrate Children's Book Week 2015 with Team First Book Indy and Indy Reads Books with a reading and craft event for children and their families at the only independent bookstore in downtown Indianapolis. All ages are welcome (2450 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208).

Massachusetts

South Hadley
Odyssey Bookshop
May 8, 6pm: Jarrett Krosoczka (Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing)

New York

Clarence
Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children's Bookstore
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May 2, 10am: Teeny Monkeys Story Time/Meet the Author Event with JoAnn Gramlich (Talk, Play and Read with Me Mommy)
May 2, 11:30am: Ruth Coates Diamond (Cheese & Quackers)
May 5, 9:30am: Cheri Enright (Riley and Me)
May 8, 10am: Winnie the Pooh event with storytime, Pooh Bear crafts and teddy bear treats!
Find ticketed events on the website!

New York City
McNally Jackson
May 6, 6:30pm: Maria Dahvana Headley (Magonia)

92nd Street Y
May 9, 7:30pm: Kiera Cass (The Heir)

Ohio

Findlay
Mazza Museum
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May 4, 11am: A Sick Day for Amos McGee story time and puppet show
May 5, 11am: Llama Llama pajama party and story time
May 6, 11am: Pete the Cat story time. Wear your Rocking School Shoes!
May 7, 11am: Fly Guy story time. Bring a picture of your pet!
May 8, 11am: Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians story time. Dress like your favorite character for a Book Parade!

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach
Barnes & Noble
May 7, 6pm: Kiera Cass (The Heir)

South Dakota

Sioux Falls
Siouxland Libraries
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May 7, 3:15pm: Celebrate your favorite books and love for reading with fun activities! (for children grades K-5)

Virginia

Richmond
Chop Suey Books
May 10, 2pm: Anne Blankman (Prisoner of Night and Fog)

Washington

Seattle
Secret Garden Books
May 5, 7pm: Dan Gutman (Rappy the Raptor)