Literacy Events and Celebrations

Literacy conferences, advocacy events, celebrations, and other literacy-related special days, around the United States (and sometimes, the world!).

For the Literacy Texas event calendar, please go here.

Events below are listed for your convenience; Literacy Texas is not affiliated with all the organizations below and inclusion is not necessarily endorsement. We do our best to keep this page current, but all information should be independently verified.

October 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month (ends October 15)
Health Literacy Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
National Financial Planning Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Gulf Coast Reads – TX Gulf Coast region

1

3 – 5

5

11 – 14

13

19 – 21

25 – 26

29

Gulf Coast Reads begins – 2022 book is Lone Stars by Justin Deabler

ProLiteracy Annual Conference (rescheduled from 2021), San Antonio, TX

World Teachers Day

International Plain Language Day

November 2022

Family Literacy Month
Native American Heritage Month
National Gratitude Month

1

4

4

5 – 6

6 – 11

24

29

National Family Literacy Day

Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX

Children’s Book Week – fall

Thanksgiving

Giving Tuesday

December 2022

International Human Rights Month

10

31

New Year’s Eve

January 2023

1

New Year’s Day

February 2023

Black History Month

1

4

15 – 19

24 – 25

25

28

World Read Aloud Day

TexTESOL V Regional Conference, Virtual

TALE Annual Conference, Houston, TX

National Science Day

March 2023

Read Aloud Month/Reading Awareness Month
Women’s History Month

2

4

6 – 9

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’ birthday)

SXSW EDU, Austin, TX

April 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Month
National Financial Literacy Month
Mathematics Awareness Month
National Month of Hope

2 – 4

2 – 5

2 – 8

4

19 – 23

22

22

23

24

World Literacy Summit, Oxford, UK

COABE National Conference, Atlanta, GA

National Library Week

National School Librarian Day

Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX

Earth Day

UNESCO World Book Day

Literacy Texas birthday (1989) – established as Texas Adult Literacy Laubach

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