Library Activity & Public Relations
Planning Calendar 

A page for library program planners in the Arrowhead Library System
Beloit Clinton Edgerton Evansville Janesville  Milton Orfordville
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Useful Links

Orange signifies a due date.

SEPTEMBER  

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

Library Card Signup Month

-Labor Day (September 7)
-International Literacy Day (September 8)
-Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15)
-Constitution Day/Citizenship Day (September 17) International Peace Day (September 21)
-Autumn Equinox (September 23)
-Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3)

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OCTOBER

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

LGBTQA Month - October
Teen Read Week (October 18-24) 
National Friends of the Library Week (Oct. 18-24)
RC Baby Shower (October 21)
RC Senior Fair (October 23)
Halloween (October 31)

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NOVEMBER

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

Picture Book Month, Native American Month
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) (Nov. 1)
Election Day (November 3)
WLA Conference (November 3-6)
Veteran’s Day (November 11)
International Game Day (November 21)
Thanksgiving (November 26) - ALS Closed
Black Friday (November 27) - ALS Closed

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DECEMBER

December 1:
January 2016 activities and events to ALS - gammons.martha@als.lib.wi.us

December 22 - First Day of Winter (Winter Solstice)
December 24 is Friday - Christmas Eve - ALS closed
December 25 is on Saturday - Christmas - ALS closed
December 31 is on Thursday - New Year's Eve

January 1, 2016 - ALS closed

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BELOW IS NOT UPDATED FOR 2016 YET.

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

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
August 26 - Women’s Equality Day 

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Useful Links:

Collaborative Summer Library Program site

Programming Librarian


Interfaith Calendar


Teen Programming Guide from Ohio Library Council - YA Services Division


USA government holidays page 


Wikipedia - USA public holidays and notable days