Children’s Activity Calendar: April 2017

It’s not an April Fool’s prank — this month’s calendar is jam-packed with activities and book suggestions that will get kids excited to visit the library! Not only is April School Library Month and National Poetry Month, but it’s also filled with unique holidays like Draw a Bird Day and Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Thou must grabeth a good book and get ready for a fun-filled April!    

Download a printable 8.5″ x 11″ version of the calendar.

Download a printable 11″ x 17″ version of the calendar.



Matthew Winner

Matthew Winner

Library Media Specialist and Host of The Children’s Book Podcast
Matthew Winner is an elementary school librarian in Howard County, Maryland. He is the host of The Children's Book Podcast (formerly All The Wonders), a weekly podcast featuring insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf. He is the author of Asha Went Walking, a webcomic for young readers illustrated by Lorian Tu-Dean, about a girl, her arctic fox companion and her magic bag. In 2013, Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. Visit Matthew online at or on Twitter at @MatthewWinner.