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Special Days in September

September is

National Library Card Sign Up Month. Get ready for a lifetime of adventure and Get Your Library Card Here! (visit your local library for more information).

National Piano Month. Check out some music or a book about playing piano!

Children's Good Manners Month. Practice good manners this month with your new teachers and schoolmates, or at home.

Word of the month: Serendipity. The ability to accidentally make happy, unexpected discoveries. When Margaret went for a walk, she had the serendipity to find a four-leaf clover.


September 4 Syd Hoff, author of Danny the Dinosaur and more, was born in 1912

September 9 It's National Grandparents Day. Invite your grandparents to the library for the day, or write them a card.

September 13 Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, was born in 1916.

September 15 Tomie DePaola, author and illustrator of over 200 children's books is born in 1934

September 16 It's H.A. Rey's birthday. Have a Curious George day and be curious.

September 22 Autumn Begins! Today is also Elephant Appreciation Day and Hobbit Day. Use the What Tree is It? website to identify leaves found on a nature walk!

September 25 It's Shel Silverstein's birthday. Paint a picture from Where the Sidewalk Ends or another favorite poem!

September 26 John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born in 1775. Check out the Johnny Appleseed Festival Sept. 15-16 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.