CROSSWORD PUZZLE DAY – December 21

Crossword Puzzle Day on December 21st commemorates the birth of a challenging word game enjoyed by millions around the world.   The first crossword puzzles were published in England in children’s books and other publications. They were simple word games derived from the word squares where letters were arranged in a square so that the words …
Continue reading CROSSWORD PUZZLE DAY – December 21

SAFE TOYS AND GIFTS MONTH

During December, participate in Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Since December is the biggest gift-giving month in the world, it’s important to keep safety in mind as you’re shopping for the little ones in your life. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated by hospital emergency rooms around the …
Continue reading SAFE TOYS AND GIFTS MONTH

NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY

Every year on November 1, millions of people celebrate authors and the books that they write on National Author’s Day. Books have a mind of their own. They take time to develop, research, draft, edit, revise, and rewrite. The stories we devour and indulge in as we drift off to sleep, travel, or allow to …
Continue reading NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY

October 6, Mad Hatter Day

Mad Hatter Day is a holiday that is celebrated on October 6th and is a day that is based on the Hatter character taken from Lewis Caroll’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a day characterized by general silliness and by people wearing silly hats – normally a top hat as worn by the …
Continue reading October 6, Mad Hatter Day

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – September 29

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day! Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee …
Continue reading NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – September 29

NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY

National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th.  On August 9th, we all celebrated National Book Lovers Day.  While these bookish days may seem similar, National Read a Book Day invites us ALL to grab a book we might enjoy and spend the day reading.   Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share …
Continue reading NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY

NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

As kids head back to school, there’s no better time for them to discover the treasures awaiting them in the local library. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! A library card can be a rite of passage for your child, giving them a sense of obligation and responsibility. As a library patron, children learn …
Continue reading NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH