HOW I SPENT CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2018
Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. April 30-May 6, 1018 marked the 99th annual celebration of Children’s Book Week. This year’s CBW theme was ‘one world, many stories’ and everyone found a world of ways to express their love of books and reading. This year, over 800 participating libraries, schools, and bookstores in all 50 states celebrated childhood literacy…many holding two to five events throughout the week, from story times to activity hours. Since 2014, the Children’s Book Council has designated one event per state as a ‘spotlight event’, and I was thrilled beyond belief for my event at Copperfish Books to have been chosen for the state of Florida: https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/prnewswire/press_releases/New_York/2018/04/27/DC79256
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m including some shots from the day.
(All photo credit goes to Serena Wyckoff)
“The children who attended our event with Dianne Ochiltree on Independent Bookstore Day 2018 thoroughly enjoyed her reading from “It’s a Seashell Day,” “It’s a Firefly Night,” and “Molly, By Golly.” And when she broke out the glue sticks, sand, and shells for her craft activity…oh boy! Everyone had SO much fun!” -Cathy and Serena, Copperfish Books.
Please send photos and notices of how YOU celebrated Children’s Book Week this year?
p.s. there’s another children’s book week celebration still going on: TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2018 runs from Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12, 2018. For more information, go to https://bookweek.ca/book-week-2018/