Celebrating 100 Years of Children's Literature

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary Children’s Book Week; the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.The theme this year is Read Now • Read Forever.

• All children who participate in storytimes, I Spy @ the library activity, or the the Día (Children’s Day/Book Day) program on April 29th @ 6:30 p.m. will receive a free 2019 Children’s Book Week activity poster designed by Yuyi Morales (while supplies last). 

Contest Entries for Book Baskets: Tuesday, April 23rd - Saturday, May 4th, entry forms will be available to children, ages birth through 12 years old. There are several ways that children may earn a chance to win one of the Children's Book Week gift baskets, which are displayed in our foyer display case. Please make sure that you print your contact information on the entry form; incomplete, illegible or incorrect entries cannot be considered. A winner for each of the three book baskets will be chosen at random on May 6th.

• Attend one or more of our storytime programs (April 24 – May 5).

• Attend the Día (Children’s Day/Book Day) program on Monday, April 29th @ 6:30 pm.
• Complete the I Spy passive program, which is available at the front desk during business hours (Tuesday, April 23 – Saturday, May 6). 

Winner Notifications: Winners will be contacted at the "entry" email address used to enter the contest and you will have until Monday, May 13 to pick up your prize. 


Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress, and Get Caught Reading.