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For Libraries 2018

For Libraries

Resources, Contests, Good Causes and more to make your Children’s Book Week a success!

Thanks for Joining in the Fun for Children’s Book Week — April 30 – May 6, 2018

We are grateful to you for the time and energy you put into connecting kids with books every day . . . and especially thank you for the extra work you are putting into Children’s Book Week this year!

Hosting events

Children’s Book Week can be celebrated in a multitude of ways. From special story times and activity based events to author visits and more. The sky really is the limit when it comes to planning events that will connect kids with books. We know this is something you are already doing in your libraries every day, and we hope you will use Children’s Book Week as a time to highlight programs you already have in place.

Looking to do even more for your celebration and need some ideas? Take a look at these event suggestions created just for librarians!

Fun Printable Resources for your Patrons

Download and print the full Children’s Book Week Event Kit here!

For hi-res images please download them from our Dropbox here. If you need even higher-res please e-mail us.

NEW! Two Activity pages in Spanish

Create ComicCreate your own comic with this Jillian Tamaki designed page. (disponible en Español)
ReadingKeep track of your reading with this Jillian Tamaki designed page! (disponible en Español)

Also new this year…

Word SearchHave fun with the Word Search in this Jillian Tamaki designed page!
BookmarksAvailable Now! Take a look at five cool and colorful bookmarks and activities, embodying this year’s theme, “One World, Many Stories”
Graphic NovelDownload our Children’s Book Week Graphic Novel, with contributions from some of the biggest children’s graphic novel creators!
Voting Event KitAvailable Now! Get your kids excited about voting for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards with our awesome Voting Event Kit!

Promoting events

Get the word out in your community and bring people to your events with our promotional tools and tips!

Download our press release template, fill in your details, and send to your local media. Don’t forget to list your event on your website’s calendar and see if there are any other public online event calendars you can submit to.

Jillian Tamaki Flyer
An eye-catching event flyer is sure to get the attention of patrons coming to your library and people in your neighborhood. Use this one created especially for Children’s Book Week, featuring Jillian Tamaki’s awesome poster art.

Check out our media tool kit for badges, email signatures, logos and more to add to your websites, newsletters and email communications.

And, remember to promote your events and Children’s Book Week on all of your social media platforms. Here are some ready-to-use templates to get you started!

  • Happy Children’s Book Week! Here’s how I’ll be celebrating children’s books and reading: [LINK TO YOUR EVENT HERE] @EveryChildRead #CBW18
  • Yipee! The free @EveryChildRead Children’s Book Week poster by Jillian Tamaki is up at! @01FirstSecond @macmillankids @dirtbagg #CBW18

Display contest

Enter this year’s Children’s Book Week Display Contest. See all the details here!

Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them.

Learn about this year’s finalists and turn your library into a polling station for young readers:

You can create a voting booth in your classroom or media center and use our printable ballots to collect votes from your kids. Tally and enter these votes in our group ballot here. Also, create a display or highlight these titles on the shelf with our shelftalker/slitcards for each category (K-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade, Teen) and much more…

Find all Voting Tools here!

Join our community

Follow us on social media to see updates and pictures from Book Week celebrations across the country.

Sign up for our newsletter to get information on all of our exciting programs, Children’s Book Week, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

More Resources and FAQs

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