Get Caught Reading Month: May 1-31
Celebrities appear in ads appealing to people of all ages to remind them of the joys of reading.
Latino Books Month: May 1-31
In its ongoing effort to promote books by and for Latinos, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has designated May as Latino Books Month. During the month long celebration, booksellers, librarians and other in the book industry will encourage people in their communities to read book by and for Latinos, in both English and Spanish.
National Family Month: May 12 – June 16
A month long national observance to celebrate and promote strong supportive families. Annually Mother’s Day through Father’s Day.
National Day of Prayer: May 2
Presidential Proclamation always issued for the first Thursday in May since 1988. (Public Law 100-307 of May 5, 1988) Beginning in 1957, a day in October was designated, except in 1972 and 1975 through 1977. Locally, the day will be celebrated with a ceremony at noon at Pasadena’s City Hall.
Library Legislative Days & Virtual Library Legislative Days: May 6-7
Librarians go to Washington, D.C. and to their state capitals to talk to legislatures about important library issues. If you can’t make it to Washington, you can participate online and still advocate for libraries! www.ala.org
International New Friends, Old Friends Week: May 18-28
A week to celebrate and make time for the old friends and new friends.
Source: All information provided above was taken from the 2013 Chase’s Calendar of Events: The Ultimate Go-to guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months.