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Month-long observances

  • April is School Library, (Inter)National Poetry, Global Poetry Writing and National Card and Letter Writing (more, still more) Month.
  • Week-long observances

  • National Library Week is April 9 – 15.
  • Canada Book Week is April 20 – 26.
  • World Stationery Week is April 24 – 30.
  • Day-long observances

  • International Edible Book Festival and Reading is Funny Day is April 1.
  • International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen 1805) is April 2.
  • Slow Art Day (more, not just visual) is April 8.
  • Encourage a Young Writer Day is April 10.
  • Library and Library Workers Day is April 11.
  • D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read, Beverly Cleary 1916) and Bookmobile Day is April 12.
  • Scrabble and Celebrate Teen Literature Day is April 13.
  • Dictionary Day (Noah Webster 1758) is April 14.
  • World Art Day (Leonardo da Vinci 1452) is April 15.
  • International Haiku Poetry Day is April 17.
  • Columnists Day (Ernie Pyle’s death 1945) (more) is April 18.
  • Poetry and the Creative Mind Day is April 19.
  • English Language Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Day (William Shakespeare 1564), Canada Book Day, World Book Night and International Day of the Book (World Book and Copyright Day; William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s deaths 1616) are April 23.
  • World Intellectual Property (more) and World Stationery Day is April 26.
  • Poem in Your Pocket, Tell a Story and Morse Code (Samuel Morse 1791) (learn) Day is April 27.
  • Great Poetry Reading Day is April 28.
  • Canadian Authors for Indies Day is April 29.
  • Latest update: 2017

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