For those of us who love books, it looks like we have a busy October ahead of us. Here are a few activities that are scheduled for this month:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
For more info check out the ALA website.
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles.
For more information on how you can nominate your favorite book, check the CYBILS website.
YALSA dares you to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.
For more info about Teen Read Week, check out the YALSA link above.
If you know about any other book related events in October please let me know and we will add them to this post.
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