Date: May 01 - May 07
Time: All Day

Location: Village Books


Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and booksconnect.

Village Books donates 10% of all kids’ book purchases made during Children’s Book Week to the Children’s departments of the city and county libraries! And for the first time, National Screen Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing. Check out the variety of free events (authors not attending) we have planned to keep kids engaged and having fun with books:

Tuesday, May 2, 10:30am | Tuesday Story Time with Claire Featuring Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
This will be a very special Tuesday story time in the Kids section, celebrating our favorite blue engine, Thomas!
*author does not attend*

Wednesday, May 3, 11am | Wednesday Story Time in Lynden!  Featuring I Don’t Want to Be Big! By Dev Petty
Poor Little Frog doesn’t want to grow up.  Join us as we read stories about our favorite frog with the big personality.
*author does not attend*

Thursday, May 4, 2pm | The Story Starts Here Picture Book Event
The good folks at Scholastic have provided us with supplies to create a great event that celebrates the love of reading including a giant book, and some goodies to give away! Join us for and hour of fun activities, stories, and games!
*authors do not attend*

Friday, May 5, 4pm |Story Time & Visit with Skippyjon Jones!
Holy Guacamole! Join us for a rousing story time with everyone’s favorite Siamese cat who dreams of being a Chihuahua. Bring your camera – this will be a great opportunity for some fun photos with Skippyjon himself!
*author does not attend*

Saturday, May 6, 11am | Story Time & Visit with Skippyjon Jones in LYNDEN!
Holy Guacamole! Join us for a rousing story time with everyone’s favorite Siamese cat who dreams of being a Chihuahua. Bring your camera – this will be a great opportunity for some fun photos with Skippyjon himself!
*author does not attend*

Saturday, May 6, noon-1pm | Screen-Free activity hour featuring 150 Screen-Free Activities by Asia Citro
Let’s wind up National Screen Free Week with a bang!  Join us for an hour of activities taken from this bestselling book and staff favorite by one very crafty mom, Asia Citro.
*author does not attend*

Saturday, May 6, 2pm | Saturday Story Time in Lynden!  Featuring Penguin Problems By Jory John & Lane Smith
Join us in the readings gallery as we discover what life is really like for penguins. We will read stories and celebrate penguins!
*author does not attend*

Sunday, May 7, 4pm | Todd Warger & Ellen Clark Big Ole: A Timber Mill Whistle in Bellingham
What better way to finish out Children’s Book Week than with a great local story?
Big Ole: A Timber Mill Whistle in Bellingham is the story of a beloved whistle named by Scandinavian lumber mill workers. It is a real story about a truly revered mill whistle that once shrieked loudly across Bellingham Bay being heard in communities as far as Blaine during the turn of the 20th Century until removed in 1942.