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Books to Read on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Observed on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005, Jan. 27 is recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day which both honors the victims of the Holocaust and supports the development of educational programs to remember the Holocaust and prevent future genocide. The date is significant because it was the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The DC Public Library has selected a few reads for children and teens that can help families learn more about this important topic.

Photo of Children Eating Outside

Celebrating Eating Outside!

August 31 was Eat Outside Day and the West End Library celebrated! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate eating outside with your children.  

Ice Cream Cone - Color Photo Image

Celebrating Ice Cream!

July is National Ice Cream Month and the West End Library is celebrating! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate ice cream with your children.  

What is Juneteenth?

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Washington Mystics

Learn about the history of Juneteenth as a family with these great books for children.

In 2021, Juneteenth became the nation's newest federal holiday. A celebration that originated in Galveston, TX, the date recognizes the June 19, 1865 announcement that freed enslaved people in Texas which was the last state with institutional slavery.

Photo of a Bunch of Bananas

Celebrating Bananas!

National Banana Day is April 20 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate bananas with your children.  

"Guide Dog" Photo

Celebrating Guide Dogs!

International Guide Dog Day is April 27 and the West End Library will celebrate!

Photo of a healthy child's lunch

Celebrating Lunch!

Make Lunch Count Day is April 13 and the West End Library will celebrate! Have fun reading stories and doing activities to celebrate lunch with your children.  

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