May 4-10, 2015

Official Events

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

A Nationwide Celebration of Books and Reading Since 1919

From May 4-10, 2015, official Children's Book Week events will be hosted in all 50 states! Attendees receive complimentary Children’s Book Week posters and tote bags (while supplies last).

View images of some of the fabulous literacy celebrations held during Children's Book Week 2014 on the CBC's Facebook page.

Official Events 2015


Event details coming soon -- check out confirmed sites below!

Nationwide

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On May 2, comic book stores will kick off Children's Book Week by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day! Learn more and find a participating store near you.

Alabama

Alaska

Juneau
Juneau Public Libraries
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Ketchikan
Parnassus Books
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Arizona

Pheonix
Changing Hands Bookstore
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Tempe
Changing Hands Bookstore
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Arkansas

Bentonville
Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Community Center
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May 2, 9-4: Bentonville's Inaugural Youth Literature Festival

California

Alameda
Books Inc.
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May 9, 2pm: Mac Barnett and Jory John (The Terrible Two)

Burlingame
Books Inc.
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Corte Madera
Book Passage
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May 9, 11am: Author Kate Schatz and Illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl (Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!)

La Jolla
Warwick's Books
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Long Beach
Apostrophe Books
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Los Angeles
Children's Book World
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Mountain View
Books Inc.
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Palo Alto
Books Inc.
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San Fransisco
Books Inc.
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May 6, 6pm (Laurel Village locations): Pajama Party Storytime with special guest Arree Chung (Ninja and How To Pee)

Colorado

Denver
Tattered Cover Bookstore
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Steamboat Springs
Bud Werner Memorial Library
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Connecticut

Darien
Darien Library
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Delaware

Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Books
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District of Columbia

Washington
Politics and Prose
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Library of Congress Young Readers Center
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Florida

Bal Harbour
Books & Books
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Coral Gables
Books & Books
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Miami Beach
Books & Books
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Tampa
Inkwood Books
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Georgia

Athens
Avid Bookshop
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Decatur
Little Shop of Stories
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Hawaii

Kailua-Kona
Kona Stories
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Idaho

Moscow
BookPeople of Moscow
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Illinois

Oak Park
Magic Tree Bookstore
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Winnetka
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
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Indiana

Indianapolis
Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
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Iowa

Iowa City
Prairie Lights
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Kansas

Wichita
Watermark Books
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Kentucky

Crestview Hills
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
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Fort Thomas
Blue Marble Books
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Lexington
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
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Louisiana

Monroe
Quachita Parish Public Library
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New Orleans
Octavia Books
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Maine

Farmington
Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers
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Maryland

Baltimore
The Children's Bookstore
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Massachusetts

Boston
Wellesley Books
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Falmouth
Eight Cousins Bookstore
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Michigan

Ann Arbor
Nicola's Books
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Lansing
Schuler Books and Music
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Minnesota

Minneapolis
Wild Rumpus
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St. Paul
Addendum Books
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Mississippi

Jackson
Lemuria Books
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Missouri

St. Louis
St. Louis County Library
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April 27, 4:30pm: Children’s Book Week Diorama Contest at the Prairie Commons Branch! Join us for a kick-off party! Bring your favorite children’s book to life in a 3D replica by creating a diorama for Children’s Book Week. Submissions are due by May 9 at Prairie Commons. Registration is required.

May 4-9, All Day: Children's Book Week Scavenger Hunt at the Prairie Commons Branch! Stop by the library, complete our scavenger hunt, and win a prize!
May 4-9, All Day: Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Meramec Valley Branch! Come in and make a craft during the week or take the craft to go home with you.

May 4, 6:30pm: Kind Kids Story Time at Headquarters. Join us for a special story time that emphasizes the importance of being kind to all animals. We will even have a live dog present for practice.
May 8, 10am: Dragons Love Tacos party at Headquarters! Listen to the hilarious book by Adam Rubin, make a fun craft and party like a dragon! Registration required.
May 9, 11am: Mo Willems storytime at Thornhill Branch. Registration required.

Pete the Cat Visit: Join us for some Pete the Cat fun as everyone’s favorite cool cat visits the library. Bring your camera.
Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.--Daniel Boone Branch
Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.--Cliff Cave Branch
Thursday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.--Prairie Commons Branch
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.--Headquarters

Montana

Missoula
Fact & Fiction
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Nebraska

Omaha
The Book Worm
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Nevada

Reno
Sundance Bookstore
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May 5, 10:30am: Story Time with Paula Robison
May 9, 11am: Story Time with Ellen Fockler

New Hampshire

Exeter
Water Street Books
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North Conway
White Birch Books
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New Jersey

Clinton
The Clinton Bookshop
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New Mexico

Albuquerque
Bookworks
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New York

Brooklyn
Greenlight Bookstore
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Larchmont
The Voracious Reader
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New York City
New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch
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Port Washington
The Dolphin Bookshop
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North Carolina

Asheville
Malaprops Bookstore
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Raleigh
Quail Ridge Books & Music
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North Dakota

Minot
Main Street Books
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Ohio

Cincinnati
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
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Delaware
Fundamentals
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Full Circle Bookstore
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Oregon

Beaverton
Powell's Books
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Pennsylvania

Harleysville
Harleysville Books
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Haverford
Children's Book World
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Lansdowne
Lansdowne Public Library
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Meadsville
Tattered Corners New & Used Books
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Rhode Island

Providence
Books on the Square
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South Carolina

Greenville
Fiction Addiction
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Joe's Place
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South Dakota

Spearfish
Black Hills State University Bookstore
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Tennessee

Memphis
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
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May 5, 11am: Special Storytime featuring Bill Steers (Tractor Mac)

Nashville
Parnassus Books
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Texas

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop
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Utah

Provo
Provo Library
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Salt Lake City
The King's English Bookshop
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Vermont

Burlington
Phoenix Books
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May 9, 11am: Story Time with Harry Bliss (Grandma in Blue with Red Hat)

Essex Junction
Phoenix Books
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May 7, 6pm: Curious George "Inspire Curiosity" event!

Shelburne
The Flying Pig Bookstore
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Virginia

Alexandria
Hooray For Books!
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Arlington
One More Page Books
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Norfolk
Barnes & Noble
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Washington

Bellingham
Village Books
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West Virginia

Wisconsin

Fort Atkinson
The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop
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Milwaukee
Boswell Book Company
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May 7, 6:30pm: Middle-Grade author panel featuring Julie Mata (Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens), Sandy Brehl (Odin's Promise), and Emily Demuth (Hattie's War)!
May 8, 7pm: Silvia Acevedo (God Awful Loser)

Wyoming