You can find my general annual calendar of ideas for librarians here.

Below is my calendar of ideas specifically for makerspaces. View the Google doc.


National Hobby Month

1 – New Year’s Day

17 — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Black History Month

National Library Lovers Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Embroidery Month

1 — Lunar New Year

14 – Valentine’s Day

17 — Random Acts of Kindness Day

22 – Digital Learning Day


Holi (usually in March, sometimes in late Feb)

Women’s History Month

Youth Art Month

Irish Heritage Month

14 — Pi Day

17 — St. Patrick’s Day


National Poetry Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Jazz Appreciation Month

Autism Acceptance Month

International Guitar Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

3-10 National Library Week

Tue: Library Workers Day

Wed: National Library Outreach Day 

Money Smart Week (usually 2nd week)

2 – Ramadan begins (through May 1) (changes every year) 

22 – Earth Day

April 22 – May 23 — Remake Learning Days

29 — Dia (Children’s Day/Book day)


Get Caught Reading Month

Latino Books Month

National Foster Care Month

National Pet Month

National Bike Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

National Inventors Month

2 — Eid al-Fitr (celebrate end of Ramadan – changes each year) 

4 – May the forth (Star Wars)

30 — Memorial Day


Pride Month (Rainbow Book Month)

National Pollinators Month


Black Music Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

National Oceans Month

1 — Dinosaur Day


International Zine Month

4 — Independence Day

30 — International Day of Friendship


2 — National Coloring Book Day

12 — International Youth Day

16 — National Tell a Joke Day

20 — National Lemonade Day

26 — National Dog Day


Changes every year:  Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipuur (Sept/Oct)

Library card sign-up month

Classical Music Month

8 — International Literacy Day

Sept 15-Oct 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month
Scavenger Hunt Idea

15(ish) — International Dot Day

19 – Talk like a pirate day (ideas)

21 — International Day of Peace

22 – Hobbit Day

Sept 22-28 – Banned Books Week


Changes every year:  Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipuur (Sept/Oct)



LGBT History Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

German/Italian/Polish American Heritage Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month: 

Family History Month

Health Literacy Month

National Bullying Prevention Month


Fire Prevention Week 

World Space Week

11 — International Day of the Girl

16 – Dictionary Day

31 – Halloween


National Picture Book Month

National Family Literacy Month

Native American Heritage Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

2nd week of Nov: Children’s Book Week

4 – Diwali (changes each year)

6 — National Non-fiction Day

11 – Veteran’s Day

7-13 International Games Week

15-19 Geography Awareness Week

18 — High Five a Librarian Day

4th Thursday: Thanksgiving

25-30 Media Literacy Week



Human Rights Month ( World Human Rights Day December 10)

Write to a Friend Month

6-12 Computer Science Education Week (Hour of Code) 

21 — Crossword Puzzle Day

25 – Christmas

31 – New Year’s Eve