Dates for your Reading Diary

Here’s a reminder of some of the book related and other dates you may want to mark in your calendars

January 2022

All Year – Knowsley Borough of Culture Year

17th January to 16th April – Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse Exhibition at Kirkby Gallery

18th January – Winnie the Pooh Day

29th January – 5th February – National Storytelling Week


February 2022

1st – 28th February – Michael Morpurgo Month

1st February –  Chinese New Year

3rd February – Harry Potter Book Night

7th – 13th February – Children’s Mental Health Week

7th – 18th February – Liverpool Children’s Literature Festival

11th February – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

28th February – 11th March – Liverpool Readathon


March 2022

2nd March – Jennifer Killick virtual author event for Knowsley schools

3rd March – World Book Day – World Book Day

3rd March – Drop Everything And Read Liverpool

8th March – International Women’s Day

11th to 20th MarchBritish Science Week    Free story times available here

15th March – Harry Heape school event in Knowsley Libraries

16th March – CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlist announced

20th March – World Storytelling Day

21st March – World Poetry Day

23nd March – Blue Peter Book Award winner announced


April 2022

2nd April – International Children’s Book Day

23rd April – World Book Night


May 2022

1st to 31st May – National Share a Story Month

2nd to 8th May – Children’s Book Week

9th May – Peter Pan Day

11th May – Lesley Parr author event in Knowsley schools

13th May – Mental Health Awareness Week

13th May – Pyjamarama

20th May – Michael Mann virtual author event for Knowsley schools


June 2022

9th June – Empathy Day

20th to 24th June – School Diversity Week

24th June – Harry Potter Book Night