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Monday, 26 March 2012

Celebrate April

April 2012: School Library Month. The theme is "You Belong @ your library"

April: Poetry Month
April 1: International Edible Book Festival (April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), famous for his book "Physiologie du goût". )

Rocky Mountain Book Award announced
April: Easter 

April 9: Battle of Vimy Ridge anniversary
April: American Association of School Libraries School. Library Month
April 12: Support Teen Literature Day (YALSA)
Celebrating our school library volunteers
April 22: Earth day
The Hometown Heroes Award Program : is recognizing everyday heroes for their extra-ordinary superpowers in creating greener communities across Canada. Nominations can
be made for individuals, groups and small businesses. Heroes must be nominated by
March 30, 2012.
To apply for the scholarship or nominate yourself, a friend, group or small business from your community for the Hometown Heroes Award Program, please visit

April 23: UNESCOs World Book and Copyright day

April 26: Poem in Your Pocket day

April 30:  Children's Book Day (ALSC)

April 23rd - May 21st "Read Globally, Act Locally" 
(A Global Literacy Project, Inc. Initiative)
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. For international information about World Book Day, please click here and here.
Every April/May, the Global Literacy Project mobilizes students, teachers and parents to read stories from around the world. They're then encouraged to use these stories as a way to reflect upon how actions in their local community can lead to positive change at the global level. "Read Globally, Act Locally" global citizenship commendations recognize outstanding students who advocate for the UN's "Education for All" goals by making presentations to community leaders.
These activities often utilize stories written by students and volunteers from our various participating clusters. We encourage schools to invite local political representatives to see and hear about how literacy has the power to connect people from around the planet!