Saturday, November 7, 2020
Book Lovers Day
At Home Family Fun:
- Check out these FREE book arts how-to videos from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
- I like to re-organize the family bookshelves to feature different kids books at least one Saturday each month. Of course, nothing encourages my kids to read like a perfect shelf, so I have to be ready for it to be destroyed.
- After organizing the shelf, there are always books we are ready to trade out. So a Little Free Library Walk is one of our favorite Saturday book loving activities.
- Saturdays are a good day to stop by and pick up any books you’ve ordered from the library.
- I miss adding to my book collection at thrift stores, antique shops and local bookstores. Some of these have re-opened for in store shopping. It is probably still best to limit companions on these trips. You can order online and pick up your books.
- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters
- Bookflix: Wild About Books by Judy Sierra paired with Welcome to the Library by Alyse Sweeney.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Have a book club night! Here’s the truth about me. I don’t go to book club meetings because I’m a booklover. I can do that by myself. I go to book club meetings for the food and conversation.
Make it a simple finger food night — Veggies and dip, tiny sandwiches, roll-ups, sushi…, whatever your family likes. Then spend the dinner hour talking about your favorite books.
If your family loves this and wants to make it a regular thing. Growing Book by Book website has done the work for us, selecting books, activities and menus for a monthly family book club.
Bonus November 7 Holidays:
- Illuminate Northfield Day – another holiday that I kind of made up. On this day in 1889 – Northfield installed 67 electric streetlights.
- National Bison Day – Learn about Bison together today and plan a trip to Pond Dakota Mission Park later this month for King of the Prairie Day on November 29th.
Find 30 Days of November Family Holidays on the corresponding pages