Arrowhead Library System
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Library Activity & Public Relations
Planning Calendar 2012-2013
A page for library program planners in the Arrowhead Library System
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Red signifies a due date.

2012

NOVEMBER - American Indian Heritage Month

November 1:
December activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

November 4 - Daylight Savings Ends
November 6 - General Election 
November 11 - Veteran's Day  

November 3- International Games Day

November 22 - Thanksgiving - ALS closed
November 23 - ALS closed

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DECEMBER

December 1:
January 2013 activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

December 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower
December 9 - Hanukkah
December 22 - First Day of Winter (Winter Solstice)

December 24 is Monday - Christmas Eve - ALS closed
December 25 is on Tuesday - Christmas - ALS closed
December 31 is on Monday - New Year's Eve

January 1, 2013 - ALS closed

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2013
JANUARY  

January 4: February activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us 

January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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FEBRUARY - Library Lover's Month, Black History Month (African American History Month

February 1:
March activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us
February 1: Teen Tech Week materials order is due.

Note: March 10-16 - Teen Tech Week - Check In @ your library. Graphics. You can order posters and bookmarks from us. If you want something more please contact gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

February 2 - Groundhog Day

February 10, 2013 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake

February 12 - Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
February 13 - Ash Wednesday

February 14 - Valentine's Day


February 15 - Susan B. Anthony Day

February 18 - President's Day (and Washington's Birthday)

February 25: National Library Week materials order is due.

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MARCH - Women's History Month, Youth Art Month

March 1:
April activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

March 1 - Read Across America (Dr. Seuss' birthday) sponsored by NEA

March 10-16, 2013 - Teen Tech Week - Check In @ your library. Graphics
You can order posters and bookmarks. If you want something more please contact gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

March 8 -
International Women's Day

March 10 - Daylight Savings Time starts

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 20 - First Day of Spring (Vernal Equinox)

March 31 - Easter

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APRIL - National Poetry Month  Southeast WI Big Read Month Project  School Library Month

World Book Night 2013 logoWorld Book Night 2013
World Book Night 2013 is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries, and individuals who love books and reading. On April 23, 2013, 25,000 “book givers” will each give away 20 copies of a specially printed, not-for-resale WBN edition of a book they have read and loved (from a list of 25–30 titles to be selected by librarians and booksellers) to complete strangers—people who may never have owned a book of their own. If your library would like to participate, fill out the form (Word file) and return it by September 1....
ALA Connect: World Book Night 2013; Bookselling This Week, July 25

April 1: May activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

April 1 - "No Foolin' a Free Book" - Big Read giveaway

April 7 - Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 15:
Summer Library Program activity schedules due

April 14-20, 2013 - National Library Week - Communities Matter @ your library. Graphics

April 20-27 -
Money Smart Week @ your library week

April 22 - Earth Day

April 30 - El día de los niños/El día de los libros

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MAY - National Bike Month

May 1:
June activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

May 1 - May Day

May 13-19 - Children's Book Week

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 4 - Free Comic Book Day

May 12 - Mother's Day

May 27 - Memorial Day

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JUNE - National Dairy Month

June 1:
July activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

June 14 - Flag Day
June 16 - Father's Day
June 19 - Juneteenth (Emancipation Day)
June 21 - First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)

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JULY - National Ice Cream Month

July 1:
August activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

Library Card sign up month (September) planning this month. 
Order for any special ALA materials by July 15.

July 1 - Canada Day
July 4 - Independence Day (
on a Wednesday)

July 9-August 7 - Ramadan

July 23-28 -
Rock County 4-H Fair

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AUGUST - National Inventors Month

August 1:
September activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

August 12-14 - Perseids Meteor Shower, up to 60 per hour.
August 26 - Women’s Equality Day 

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SEPTEMBER - Library Card Sign-up Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Reading Group Month

September 1:
October activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

Teen Read Week (October 14-20) planning this month.  
Order for ALA materials by September 1.


September 2 - Labor Day 

September 8 - International Literacy Day 
September 14 Yom Kippur
September 15-October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month
September 19 - Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (aka Moon Festival)
September 21 - International Day of Peace
September 22 - First Day of Autumn (Autumnal Equinox)


Date TBA - Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Right to Read

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OCTOBER

October 1:
November activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

October 14 - Columbus Day 2013

October 13-19 - Teen Read Week

October 20-26, 2010 - National Friends of the Library Week

October 31 - Halloween 


October 31 - November 2 - Dia De Los Muertos

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Useful Links:
lCollaborative Summer Library Program site
lProgramming Librarian
lInterfaith Calendar
lMyCalendar.org
l
Teen Programming Guide from Ohio Library Council - YA Services Division
lUSA government holidays page     
lWikipedia - USA public holidays and notable days
 
Updated 9 November 2012