N E W S  &  E V E N T S

Looking for opportunities to gain experience and build your skills? Now you can find invitations to church library workshops and conferences across the country on our expanded calendar. This calendar includes a broad listing of library programs hosted by many different support organizations.

You’ll find a complete Calendar of Regional Events for Church Librarians following the list of promotional dates below.


January ~ National Book Month www.nationalbook.org

January ~ National Mentoring Month

January ~ National Poverty in America Awareness Month www.povertyusa.org

January 16 ~ Religious Freedom Day www.religiousfreedomday.com

January 16-22 ~ National Book Week www.nationalbook.org

February ~ Library Lovers Month www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers

February ~ National Black History Month www.asalh.org

February 1-7 ~ Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week www.childrensauthorsnetwork.com

February 9-15 ~ Random Acts of Kindness Week www.actsofkindness.org

February 14 ~ Read to Your Child Day

March 1-7 ~ Return the Borrowed Books Week

March 1-7 ~ Read an E-Book Week

March 2 ~ Read Across America. Sponsored by the National Education Association.

March 5 ~ World Book Day www.worldbookday.com/index.asp

March 6 ~ World Day of Prayer

April ~ National Poetry Month. Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.

April ~ Celebrate Diversity Month www.celebratediversitymonth.org

April 2 ~ International Children’s Book Day www.ibby.org

April 10-16 ~ National Library Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association.

April 10-16 ~ Young People's Poetry Week. Sponsored by The Children’s Book Council.

April 10-26 ~ National Volunteer Week. Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation.

April 22 ~ Earth Day http://earthday.net

April 18-24 ~ TV Turnoff Week. Sponsored by the Center for Screen-time Awareness.

April 28 ~ Pay it Forward Day. http://payitforwardday.com/

May ~ Get Caught Reading Month

May 2-8 ~ Children’s Book Week. Sponsored by The Children’s Book Council.

May 8-14 ~ Reading is Fun Week www.rif.org/rif_week.mspx

May 9-10 ~ National Library Legislative Day – Library Advocacy Day www.ala.org/washoff/legislativeday.html

May 30-June 5 ~ National Family Week. Sponsored by the Alliance for Children and Families

June ~ National Audiobook Month. Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association.

June 3 ~ National Hunger Awareness Day www.hungerawarenessday.ca/en

August 9 – Book Lovers Day

September ~ Library Card Sign-Up Month www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/publicawareness/alainitiatives/otherinitiatives/card/librarycard.cfm

September 8 ~ International Literacy Day

September 18-24 ~ TV Turnoff Week. Sponsored by the Center for Screen-time Awareness.

September 26 ~ READ in America Day

October ~ Church Library Month www.churchlibraries.org

October ~ National Reading Group Month www.wnba-books.org/press_release

October ~ National Book Month www.nationalbook.org/nbm.html

October 16-22 ~ Teen Read Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association

November 4 ~ National Children’s Non-Fiction Day. Sponsored by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups http://nnfd.org/

November 20-27 ~ National Bible Week http://nationalbible.org/

December - Read a New Book Month


ALL ARE WELCOME to attend any of the events listed on this calendar. Contact event hosts directly for additional information.

National Church Library Association (NCLA) Chapter Workshops are included on this calendar. For more information, Click here.

Northeast CT, DC, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV

July 19-22, 2011 Annual Conference. Church and Synagogue Library Association. Washington, DC. Website: http://cslainfo.org

Southeast AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN

July 23, 2011 Church Library Conference. SC Baptist Convention. Spring Valley Church, Columbia, SC. Contact Sue Hardin: (803) 791-5218, chardin5@sc.rr.com

September 10, 2011 Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. First Baptist Church, Cleveland, TN. Contact Bev League: bevleague@gmail.com

September 17, 2011 Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. Central Bearden Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. Contact Bev League: bevleague@gmail.com

September 19-21, 2011 Church Library Conference. AL Baptist Convention. Shocco Springs Baptist Church, Talladega, AL. Contact Mike Jackson: mjackson@alsbom.org

October 7-8, 2011 Church Library Conference. MS Baptist Convention. First Baptist Church, Clinton, MS. Contact Judy Chen: jchen@mbcb.org

November 5, 2011 Church Library Conference. AL Baptist Convention. Central Baptist Church, Decatur, AL. Contact Eva Nell Hunter: Enhunter@charter.net

Midwest IL, IA, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI

August 12-13, 2011. Church Library Conference. MO Baptist Convention. Blue River-Kansas City Association Building, Belton, MO. Contact Lois Ellis: loisvbelton@aol.com

September 24, 2011 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association WI Fox Valley Chapter. St. Thomas More Parish, Appleton, WI. Contact Anne Ierien: 920-494-2871, wwiavi@netnet.net

September 24, 2011 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association IL Chicagoland Chapter. Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, Orland Park, IL. Contact: Peggy Mollema: 708-687-4780, mollema@wowway.com

September 24, 2011 Church Library Conference. IL Baptist Convention. Site TBA, Springfield, IL. Contact Debbie Muller: debbiemuller@ibsa.org

September 30 - October 1, 2011 Church Library Conference. KS/NE Baptist Convention. Webster Conference Center Summer Roberson, Salina, KS. Contact Summer Roberson: summerroberson@hotmail.com

October 14-15, 2011 Annual Conference. Evangelical Church Library Association. Website: http://www.eclalibraries.org/

October 15, 2011 Church Library Conference. National Church Library Association OH Buckeye Chapter. Peace Lutheran Church, Gahanna, OH. Contact Karen Lewis: klewis323@gmail.com

Northwest AK, ID, OR, MT, WA, WY

July 15-16, 2011 Church Library Conference. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries. Tokyo University, Salem, OR. Contact Doris Howard: 503-775-6697, libraygal@comcast.net

Southwest AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NM, OK, TX, UT

June 4, 2011 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association CA San Diego County Chapter. Copley Library, University of San Diego. Contact Judy Edelblute: judyedel@san.rr.com, or 858-278-0255

June 27-28, 2011 Church Library Conference. OK Baptist Convention. Oklahoma Baptist Building, Oklahoma City, OK. Contact Lori Warren: Lwarren@bgco.org

September 17, 2011 Church Library Conference. TX Baptist Convention. Site TBA, Dallas, TX. Contact Wanda Tuley: wrtuley@swbell.net



October 7-9, 2011. Annual ACLA Conference. Australian Church Library Association. Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair, South Australia. Website: http://www.acla.asn.au/conference.htm

To add your event to this calendar, email details to news@churchlibraries.org. Please include the date of your event, topic, host organization, event site, and registrar’s contact information.



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