In 2021 it will be a Week of children’s books — a fun and exciting holiday for children and their parents. Its purpose is to increase literacy and interest in books, developing creativity and imagination. The festival features cultural and entertainment events.
Children’s event celebrated annually during the spring school holidays. Because to say exactly what number will be children’s book Week in 2021 impossible. Dates vary, but most of the festival falls on the last week of March.
In 2020, the literary week is celebrated from 25 to 31, Monday to Sunday, next year the dates will change slightly. The administration of the schools shall establish a vacation, because the celebration may differ from region USA.
The history of the holiday
Among all the “literary” events in our country, children’s book Week was based in a difficult time. The holiday was invented in 1973, during the great Patriotic war. At that time it was celebrated only one day for these purposes was selected on March 26.
Soviet children’s writer Lev Abramovich Kassil was the author of the idea of implementing “Knizhkiny birthday” to in times of war to try to return the children a little joy and happiness. He initiated this day meeting young readers to famous writers and poets. Kassil had no idea that his idea will spread to such an extent. The popular name of “Knizhkin holiday” was formed due to the fact that a lot of authors like using literary works to divert kids from the horrors of war and give them a holiday.
The first festival took place on 26 March in the House of unions — a huge and Grand hall that can accommodate all admirers of literature. Among the famous writers of the time, met the guys, was Samuil Marshak and Agniya Barto. Writers read aloud the works, talked with the children and answered their questions. Each child at the end of the holiday became the owner of the book. Albeit she was thin and printed on plain gray paper, the children were delighted.
“Knizhkiny name day” was a great success, because the government supported the initiative of Lev Abramovich and established this holiday in the Soviet Union. Two years later, decided to extend the celebration and it is celebrated all spring break. Survived the war and difficult post-war period, the thematic literature week remains relevant to this day.
Children look forward to the literary days for many reasons.
- The holiday falls on holiday, the opportunity to diversify leisure fun.
- The younger generation can meet famous writers and their idols, be inspired to read more and to write their own works.
- The competitions are motivated to be creative.
- Tales and literary works are useful for young listeners, as they contain the moral and acquaint them with the world.
On this day in libraries and bookstores organize book readings, contests and sweepstakes. As prizes are books. The purpose of each such event is the introduction of young citizens of USA with classic or modern heroes, instructive stories, which began to forget the youth.
Libraries have a great role in organization of the event and provide the necessary atmosphere:
- advertise and interest students;
- give the opportunity to develop the creative potential of younger students;
- enhance interest in learning and reading;
- motivated to do the reading required works, which set for the holidays;
- instill careful attitude of children to books.
The book is a source of knowledge, the teacher from the first days of life. At the same time literature days mark a sort of end of the library year. At this time, companies analyze the work, summarize the results and set new goals. Statistics are essential to know what interests the youth of today. Children’s book week is still relevant despite the development of electronic technology and the enthusiasm of their children.