National Backwards Day is Jan. 31st!

Petworth Library

National Backwards Day is Jan. 31st!

From the wacky to the wild, celebrate in style!

From wacky to wild and from silly to sardonic National Backwards Day is a holiday meant to inspire doing things a little differently. Commonly celebrated on Jan. 31, National Backwards Day aims to have people deviate from the norm. Children often enjoy this holiday in school or other related environments as a chance to participate in wacky events. You too can shake things up a little or step away from the humdrum by trying some of the following activites:
  • Walk or talk backwards
  • Eat dessert in the morning; Now that's a great way to get your day started!
  • Wear your clothes backwards or inside out
  • Write upside down
  • Read a book, watch a movie or listen to a song backwards
After all, who says there is only one right way to do things? Petworth Library's Children's Room will be celebrating Backwards Day on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

We'll read some stories with alternative narratives, play some games, participate in a craft and maybe even feature a riddle or two. For children ages 6 and older.

But why not get started now? After all, Backwards Day is just around the corner; so get started by trying these great books:
Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
The End by David Larochelle
The Dumb Bunnies by David Pilkey

Or how about:
Otto's Backwards Day: A Toon Book by Frank Cammuso