October is abundant in book holidays!
Children’s Magazine Month – 10/01 – 10/31
Celebrate Children’s Magazine month with National Geographic Kids, Highlights, Cricket, and more!
National Book Month – 10/01 – 10/31
Celebrate your favorite books and authors during the month of October to commemorate National Book Month.
National Cookbook Month – 10/01 – 10/31
Get inspired to cook something new this month with all-new cookbooks, including:
Persiana Everyday by Sabrina Ghayour
Cooking from the Spirit by Tabitha Brown
Very Good Salads by Louisa Allan and Shuki Rosenboim
Medical Librarian Month – 10/1 – 10/31
Medical Librarians have a key role in the medical world. They are constantly researching and educating others on the advancement of medicine. Do you know a medical librarian? Take them out for coffee as a thank you for their work.
National Reading Group Month
According to the Women’s National Book Association, National Reading Group Month aims “to promote the value of books and reading. Through this initiative the organization aims to foster the values reading groups encourage: camaraderie, enjoyment of shared reading, and appreciation of literature and reading as conduits for transmitting culture and advancing civic engagement.”
Teen Read Week – 10/10 – 10/16
For National Teen Read Week, check out these new releases in Young Adult!
The Edge of Being by Jams Brandon
If You Could See the Sun by Anne Liang
The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco
Dictionary Day – 10/16
October 16th celebrates the birth of Noah Webster, who published the first dictionary in 1806!
Friends of Libraries Week – 10/16 – 10/22
Friends of Libraries Week highlights library friends groups who organize fundraisers and volunteer opportunities in support of U.S. libraries.
Frankenstein Friday – 10/28
According to National Today, Frankenstein Friday was created to celebrate Mary Shelley and her famous novel “Frankenstein” (also named “The Modern Prometheus”). Mary Shelley’s creation spawned an entire genre, countless movie adaptations, and widespread recognition. Frankenstein Friday aims to immortalize and honor this monster of a book right around the time the U.S. celebrates another scary holiday. Frankenstein Friday is held on the last Friday of October before Halloween.