Pledge to Participate

For Locations 2023

Resources and Information to Make Your Celebrations a Success

We welcome all schools, libraries, bookstores, and other locations working with young people, to join in the fun during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7 and Nov. 6-12). 

Over the past four years, we have greatly expanded participation to include kids and families celebrating at home, virtual events, and more. The ways that communities have developed to connect has inspired and astounded us. With that in mind, we continue to encourage anyone to sign-up to participate in whatever way they can.

Free Resources for 2023

Virtual Events and Connecting with Community

Need some inspiration? Check out these ideas for virtual and in-person community engagement events. (coming soon)

Celebrate Children’s Book Week events

Join our community via social media

Participate in the Find Your Spark Challenge and share your Sparks with us using #ReadBooksSparkChange in your post and tag The Children’s Book Council. Promote your virtual and in-person events with your network and share with us to help amplify through our channels. 

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

More Resources & FAQs

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

What is Children’s Book Week and how can you join in the celebrations?

Tons of downloadable bookmarks, activities, and more for 2023 Book Week events.

Promote your 2023 Children's Book Week celebration with these tools.

Find Your Spark with this new challenge!

Information about our partners.

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