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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 and National Events for Church Librarians following the list of promotional dates below.


2013 PROMOTIONAL DATES

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

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

February ~ National Black History Month www.asalh.org

February 3-9 ~ Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week www.childrensauthorsnetwork.com

February 11-17 ~ Random Acts of Kindness Week www.actsofkindness.org

February 14 ~ Read to Your Child Day

February 13 ~ Ash Wednesday/ First Day of Lent

March 1 ~ World Day of Prayer www.wdpusa.org

March 1 ~ Read across America Day http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

March 3-9 ~ Read an E-Book Week www.ebookweek.com

March 7 ~ World Book Day www.worldbookday.com

March 31 ~ Easter

April ~ National Poetry Month www.poets.org

April ~ Celebrate Diversity Month www.celebratediversitymonth.org

April 1 ~ International Children’s Book Day www.ibby.org

April 14-20 ~ National Library Week www.ala.org

April 23 ~ World Book Night www.us.worldbooknight.org

April 14-20 ~ Young People's Poetry Week www.cbcbooks.org

April 21-27 ~ National Volunteer Week www.handsonnetwork.org/nationalprograms/signatureevents/nvw

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

April 25 ~ Pay it Forward Day http://payitforwardday.com/

April 30-May 6 ~ Screen-Free Week www.commercialfreechildhood.org/screenfreeweek/index.html

May ~ Get Caught Reading Month

May 5-11 ~ Return the Borrowed Books Week

May 7-8 ~ National Library Legislative Day – Library Advocacy Day www.nationalbook.org

May 12-18 ~ Reading is Fun Week www.rif.org/rif_week.mspx

May 13-19 ~ Children’s Book Week www.cbcbooks.org

June ~ National Audiobook Month www.audiopub.org

September ~ Library Card Sign-Up Month www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card

September 8 ~ International Literacy Day www.glpinc.org/Web_pages/GLP_Celebrate_International_Literacy_Day.html

October ~ Church Library Month https://www.facebook.com/churchlibraries

October ~ National Reading Group Month www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/index.html

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

October 13-19 ~ Teen Read Week www.ala.org

November TBA~ National Children’s Non-Fiction Day http://nnfd.org/

November 18-24 ~ National Family Week http://alliance1.org/

December - Read a New Book Month

December 1 ~ First Day of Advent

December 25 ~ Christmas




REGIONAL EVENTS FOR CHURCH LIBRARIANS

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

For more events and up to date information, visit the Church Libraries Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/churchlibraries

or the Church Librarians Network Events Calendar http://churchlibrarians.ning.com/


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


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

September 8, 2012 Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. Location TBA. Contact Bev League: bleague@tnbaptist.org

September 17-19, 2012 Church Library Conference. AL Baptist Convention. Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega, AL. Contact Rick Ellison: rellison@alsbom.org

September 22, 2012 Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. Crievewood Baptist Church, Nashville, TN. Contact Bev League: bleague@tnbaptist.org

October 13, 2012 TN Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. Buffat Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. Contact Bev League: bleague@tnbaptist.org

October 27, 2012 TN Church Library Conference. TN Baptist Convention. Location TBA. Contact Bev League: bleague@tnbaptist.org

November 3, 2012 Church Library Conference. AL Baptist Convention. Central Baptist Church, Decatur, AL. Contact Eva Nell Hunter: enhunter@charter.net or library@cbcdecatur.org

July 28-30, 2013 Annual Conference. Church and Synagogue Library Association. Lake Junaluska Conference Center, Lake Junaluska, NC. Website: http://cslainfo.org/

August 2-4, 2013 Equipping Church Librarians for Ministry Conference. Southern Baptist Convention. Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC. Contact Morlee Maynard: morlee.maynard@lifeway.com


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

September 19, 2012 Church Library Gathering. National Church Library Association IL Rockford Chapter. Stockholm Inn Restaurant. Contact Ruth Anderson: 815-398-3421, gaandra53@sbcglobal.com

September 28-29, 2012 Church Library Conference. KS Baptist Convention. Webster Conference Center, Salina, KS. Contact Summer Roberson: summerroberson@hotmail.com

September 29, 2012 Church Library Meeting. National Church Library Association MN Lake Superior Chapter. Grace Lutheran Church, Hermantown, MN. Contact Pat Mattson 218-262-1523, pmattson58@gmail.com

September 29, 2012 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association Chicagoland Chapter. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, IL. Contact Karen Long: 847-272-6497, klong60062@aol.com

September 29, 2012 Church Library Conference. IL Baptist Convention. First Baptist Church, Carmi, IL. Contact Debbie Muller: debbiemuller@ibsa.org

October 6, 2012 Church Library Meeting. National Church Library Association WI Fox Valley Chapter. Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI. Contact Anne Ierien: wwiavi@att.net

October 12-13, 2012 Annual Conference. Evangelical Church Library Association. Website: http://www.eclalibraries.org

October 20, 2012 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association Central Iowa Chapter. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, Ames IA. Contact Barb Abbott: 515-232-0426, barbara.abbott@mchsi.com

October 27, 2012 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association Twin Cities Chapter. Beatutiful Saviour Church, Plymouth, MN. Contact Dulcie Campana: 763-427-2488, livingoutfaith@hotmail.com

October 27, 2012 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association OH Buckeye Chapter. St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Gahanna, OH. Contact Karen Lewis: ncla.ohbuckeye86@gmail.com

January 26, 2013 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association Twin Cities Chapter. Faith Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids, MN. Contact Dulcie Campana: 763-427-2488, livingoutfaith@hotmail.com

April 27, 2013 Church Librarian Field Trip. National Church Library Association Twin Cities Chapter. Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN. Contact Dulcie Campana: 763-427-2488, livingoutfaith@hotmail.com

October 12, 2013 Church Library Workshop. National Church Library Association MN Twin Cities Chapter. Glen Cary Church, Ham Lake, MN. Contact Dulcie Campana: 763-427-2488, livingoutfaith@hotmail.com

October 2013 TBA Evangelical Church Libraries Association Annual Conference. Wheaton, IL. Website: http://www.eclalibraries.org/index.html

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

September 15, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries Metro-Portland Chapter. Gladstone First Baptist Church, Gladstone, OR. Contact Judy Borsheim: pnacl4u2@hotmail.com

September 22, 2012 Church Librarian’s Open Workshop. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries. Wenatchee Church of the Nazarene. Wenatchee, WA. Contact Judy Borsheim: pnacl4u2@hotmail.com

September 22, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries Treasure Valley Chapter. Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, ID. Contact Judy Borsheim: pnacl4u2@hotmail.com

October 13, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries Seattle Chapter. Alderwood Community Church, Lynnwood, WA. Contact Judy Borsheim: pnacl4u2@hotmail.com

October 16, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries Willamette Chapter. Site TBD. Contact Judy Borsheim: pnacl4u2@hotmail.com


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

September 27-28, 2012 Church Library Conference. NM Baptist Convention. New Mexico Baptist Foundation Building, Albuquerque, NM. Contact Linnie Hyde: lbhyde@yahoo.com

September 29, 2012 Church Library Meeting. National Church Library Association CO Pikes Peak Area Chapter. First Congregational Church, Colorado Springs, CO. Contact Suzann Alstrin: al.suzann@yahoo.com

September 29, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Evangelical Church Libraries Association Southern CA Chapter. First Evanglical Free Church, Fullerton, CA. Website: www.eclalibraries.org

October 12-13, 2012 Church Library Convention. TX Baptist Convention. First Baptist Church Euless, Euless TX. Contact Rita Kirkland: 817-540-7435

October 27, 2012 Church Library Meeting. National Church Library Association Sierra/Central Valley Chapter. Carmichael Presbyterian Church. Contact Doris Beckert: 916-482-8674, bdbeckert@sbcglobal.net

April 2-4, 2013 Annual Convention. Catholic Library Association. Houston, TX. Contact: 855-739-1776, cla2@cathla.org

June 10-13, 2013 Annual Confernece. Association of Christian Librarians. Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. Website: http://www.acl.org/index.cfm/conference/


Canada

Fall 2012, TBA. Church Library Meeting. Church Library Association of British Columbia Richmond Group. Contact Kathy Yeo: clabc.ca@gmail.com

September, 2012 TBA Church Library Meeting. Church Library Association of British Columbia North Shore Chapter. Contact: Linda Baxter: 604-990-0507, r_lbaxter@telus.net

September, 2012 TBA Church Library Meeting. Church Library Association of British Columbia Victoria Chapter. Contact Louise Booth: staidans.library@gmail.com, 250-472-3546

September 29, 2012 Church Library Conference. Church Library Association of Ontario. Kingsview United Church, Oshawa, ON. Website: www.clao.ca or contact Mary Ryan: conference@clao.ca

October 6, 2012 Church Library Meeting. Church Library Association of British Columbia Vancouver Island North Chapter. Contact Joan Palmer: 250-287-4864 , jbhpalmer@shaw.ca


Australia

October 2013 TBA Church Library Conference. Australian Church Library Association. Website http://www.acla.asn.au/