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September Library Program ideas

August 18, 2019



Now that school is back in full swing...


Check out the Demco Teen Activity Calendar or the Children's Activity Calendar for some great literacy and MakerSpace ideas for September.


Ideas for celebrating in September:

  • Banned Books Awareness Day

  • Banned Websites Awareness Day

  • Constitution Day

  • International Day of Peace

  • National Coffee Day 

  • National Voter Registration Day

  • Labor Day

  • Civic Awareness Month

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Library Card Sign-up Month

  • National Recovery Month

  • National Wilderness Month

  • National Preparedness Month

  • Banned Books Week

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day

Looking forward:

  • #GaLibChat on September 9th at 8pm on Twitter

  • #GaLibChat takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month: September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th, January 13th, February 10th, March 9th, April 13th, & May 11th

  • GaETC will be November 6th - 8th

  • Join GLMA at AASL November 14th - 16th

Tip of the Month:

Michaels now offers their teacher discount online as well as in stores. By combining coupons and the teacher discount, you can save a great deal when purchasing MakerSpace supplies!


Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th


Anchor’s away! Get your sea legs and a barrel o’ rum. Feel free to join in anytime with your own version of Pirate-ese. Learn more on how to talk like a pirate here. Use #TalkLikeAPirateDay to share on social media.

Ideas for the library:

  • Create pirate stories on Buncee (the interactive stickers make it super fun!)

  • Read Are Pirates Polite to talk about manners in the library and classroom.

  • Create your very own pirate map with Yarr, Pirate Maps

  • Respond to Flipgrid videos by talking like a pirate!


Library Card Sign-up Month

All of September


Visit the ALA website to plan awesome library programs for library card sign-up month!



Banned Books Week

September 22nd - 28th


Visit the ALA website for more information on Banned Books Week.

Ideas for the Library:

  • Host a lunch discussion with students and staff on how and why librarians fight censorship

  • Have students respond on Flipgrid with their favorite banned book

  • Create bookmarks for banned books

  • Join the letter-writing campaign

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