School Libraries Calendar 2021

Throughout the year there are a number of international, national and local events which can be helpful for librarians. These cover a wide range of topics including literacy, education, health and wellbeing and STEM learning.

Using events such as awareness days, book festivals and reading campaigns can be a good way of promoting the vision and aims of Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools - The National Strategy for School Libraries in Scotland 2018 - 2023.

Below you will find a list of key events which take place every year. It is not a complete register but rather a list of suggestions you may find helpful. You can take part in as many events as you like.

You can also download the School Key Dates Poster as a handy visual guide as to what's on when throughout the year.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the School Key Dates list you can email

School Key Dates Calendar