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We're Celebrating Children's Book Week!

We're Celebrating Children's Book Week!

Published: April 25, 2019

The 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week takes place from April 29 to May 5, 2019, and the Catawba County Library is joining in to celebrate books for young people and to promote the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, the original Children’s Book Week was intended to highlight the important roles that children’s literature – and literacy in general – have in changing lives for the better. Franklin K. Matthiews, librarian for the Boy Scouts of America, was the driving force behind the week-long observation and its companion push to improve the quality of children’s books.

At the Main Library in Newton, we’ll enjoy a family storytime, followed by snacks and a session to make our own bookmarks. Participants will also have the chance to cast their votes for favorite book among the finalists for the 2019 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.

This program takes place at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 29.

At the St. Stephens Branch Library, we’ll honor Children’s Book Week with a special bilingual storytime. Then, we’ll make a craft and enjoy light refreshments together. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite children’s book.

This program takes place at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 30.