Children's Book Week Events

Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.


HELP PROMOTE LITERACY BY READING 20 MINUTES A DAY -- As part of our Children's Book Week Celebration, we will be competing in a national book display competition and we need your help! Please sign up to participate in our live mannequin display to run all Saturday, May 18th beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will sit in the display window at Square Books, Jr. for 20 minute intervals throughout the day. E-mail or come by the store to sign up.

This year, Square Books, Jr. is an official event host site for the 94th annual celebration of Children's Book Week. On Saturday, May 18th at 10 am, come to a special storytime and meet the infamous Bad Kitty, live and in person! Cat food will be served.

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, librarie, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!

Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

To Learn more about Children's Book Week, visit