Children's Book Week Celebrated
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
The 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week occurs May 1-7, 2017. Book Week opens a dramatic new chapter in 2017 with an increased number of events, reformatted book awards, new websites, original materials and artwork, and more! The theme for this year’s celebration is “One World, Many Stories.”
During Children’s Book Week kids and teens can vote for the 10th Annual Children’s Teen Choice Book Awards. The book awards are voted on solely by kids and teens, and voting ends May 7.
Children's Book Week is celebrated at Summit County Library’s three locations with a visit from Top Hogs, a comedy-filled trick pig show. Top Hogs will perform on Tuesday, April 18 at the South Branch Library at 11 am. On Wednesday, April 19 the hogs are at the North Branch Library at 11 am and at the Main Library at 2 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Elaine Gerson Memorial Fund, the Top Hogs show is non-stop action with audience participation and pig tricks to music lead by animal trainer John Vincent.