10 Super Fun Ways to Celebrate National Library Week from Home

10 Super Fun Ways to Celebrate National Library Week from Home

Hey Library Friends! National Library Week takes place from April 19 through April 25, so we put together a list of 10 super fun ways you can celebrate National Library Week from your very own house!

1. Watch Library Bites from the Vestavia Hills Library In the Forest staff. You can find them on our library’s Facebook page.

2. Call or Facetime your friends and start your own library club. You can discuss your favorite books, characters and more.

3. Make a cool reading spot. Ask your parents if it’s okay to build a reading fort out of pillows and blankets or you could make a reading corner in your bedroom.

4. Write a postcard to your favorite book character. Little ones can draw pictures.

Example: Dear Dogman, How’s it going? Have you solved any crimes lately? A suspicious-looking new neighbor moved in last month. Maybe you could come to investigate them. They wear diapers and cry all day. and all the neighbors seem to think they are cute. Come quick. I think my own sister is planning to visit the new neighbor tomorrow! 

5. Create a cut-out of your favorite book character and hide them somewhere around your house. Make it a game that whoever finds the cut-out gets to hide it next.

6. Come up with emoji book titles. Make a list of your favorite books using only emojis. See if someone can figure out the titles when you are done.

7. Design your own bookmark. Get creative with this one!

8. Read a picture book and then act it out for your parents. Gather your siblings and put on your best performance.

9. Try doing a fun activity that one of the characters did in your book. Did they have a picnic or do an act of kindness? Perhaps they painted a masterpiece or created a recipe! You can too!

10. You could write a letter to your favorite librarian.

There you have it10 super awesome ways to celebrate National Library Week from home. We can’t wait to hear all about your awesome adventures. We miss you here in the Children’s Department at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest and are eagerly awaiting a time when we can all be together again. I know this time of staying at home is really hard, but we are going to get through this together. As Mason Cooley says, “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Keep reading and stay amazing!

-Ms. Holly and the Children’s Department