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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 8 – 14.
  • Canada Book Week is April 22 – 28.
  • World Stationery Week is April 23 – 29.
  • Day-long observances

  • International Edible Book Festival (more) and Reading is Funny Day is April 1.
  • International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen 1805) is April 2.
  • Encourage a Young Writer and Library and Library Workers Day is April 10.
  • Bookmobile Day is April 11.
  • Celebrate Teen Literature and D.E.A.R.(Drop Everything And Read, Beverly Cleary 1916) Day is April 12.
  • Scrabble Day is April 13.
  • Slow Art (more, not just visual) and Dictionary (Noah Webster 1758) Day is April 14.
  • World Art Day (Leonardo da Vinci 1452) is April 15 (also August 10).
  • 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) (also March 1) are April 23.
  • Tell a Story and World Stationery Day is April 25.
  • World Intellectual Property (more) and Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 26.
  • Morse Code Day (Samuel Morse 1791) (learn) is April 27.
  • Canadian Authors for Indies and Great Poetry Reading Day is April 28.
  • Latest update: 2018

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