School Library Promotional Events

Below is a list of promotional events sponsored by AASL, ALA, ALA units, and other organizations which provide an opportunity for school librarians to promote the critical role school libraries play in the education landscape. Click on an event to find out more information, the sponsor of the event, and resources you can use in your school library in celebration.

January

Crayola Creativity Week 
January 22-28, 2024

February

Black History Month

March

Women's History Month

Welcoming Schools National Day of Reading:
A Celebration of Stories Supporting Transgender & Non-Binary Youth

March 5, 2024

Freedom of Information Day
March 16, 2024

April

School Library Month

D.E.A.R - Drop Everything and Read Day
April 12, 2024

Money Smart Week
TBA 2024

National Library Week
April 7-13, 2024

National Library Workers Day
April 9, 2024

National Library Outreach Day
April 10, 2024

Children's Day/Book Day | El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros 
April 30, 2024

May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
May 5-6, 2024

No Place for Hate Day
May 11, 2023

June

LGBTQ Pride Month

Rainbow Book Month

National Immigrant Heritage Month

World Refugee Day
June 20, 2024

July

August

September

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Library Card Sign Up Month

October

Banned Books Week
October 1-7, 2023

Banned Websites Awareness Day
October 4, 2023

TeenTober

U.S. Media Literacy Week
October 21-25, 2024

November

National Native American Heritage Month

International Games Month

December