Children’s Activity Calendar: January 2017

Ring in the new year in your library with books and activities that are sure to put smiles on kids’ faces! January is filled with fun occasions such as National Bird Day, Popcorn Day and even National Kazoo Day. Month-long celebrations like National Hobby Month and Brainteaser Month offer the perfect antidote to the post-holiday blues. So bundle up, grab a favorite book and get 2017 off to a wonderful start!

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.