Got an idea for a holiday? Send it to us

Submit Now

170 Shares
170 Shares
February

National Library Lovers Month – February 2023

National Library Lovers Month is celebrated for the entire month of February! That’s right, love is in the air not just because of Valentine’s Day, but also for library lovers all around the world. The month is dedicated to the people who love the buildings, halls, or rooms that house numerous collections of books, books, and books!

There is something satisfying about thousands of books being organized and categorized a certain way for readers to enjoy.

History of National Library Lovers Month

Do you know where the word ‘library’ came from? No prizes for guessing. It originates from Latin. The Latin word is ‘liber’ for ‘book’ or ‘document,’ which can be found in ‘libraria’ for ‘collection of books’ and ‘librarium’ for ‘container for books.’ It all started with the need to organize collections of documents. The earliest form of archiving began amidst the earliest forms of writing, which consisted of clay tablets, dating back to 2600 B.C. in Sumer.

In post 500 B.C., private libraries with written books were found in Greece. Moving forward a few more centuries, in 600 A.D., the great Alexandria and Constantinople libraries came into the picture. These, amongst other libraries that were established soon after, attracted scholars from around the globe. An Arab dynasty named the Fatimids also owned many libraries by 1100 A.D. Their palace library probably held the biggest collection of literature at the time and was touted by historians as a wonder of the world. Unfortunately, throughout history, libraries were destroyed by conquerors so they could remove every record of the previous community.

Thankfully, it’s been a while since libraries were sadly destroyed like this. People of all ages loved libraries. Libraries are not just places to read books, but also to study them. They make for a great meeting space for forums and fundraisers too. Some of the best books are launched in libraries, with author interviews and audience interactions. It is no wonder communities thrive here.

National Library Lovers Month timeline

2600 B.C.
Clay Tablet Libraries

The earliest form of archiving begins with clay tablets in Sumer.

500 B.C.
Real Books

Personal libraries with written books are found in Greece.

600 A.D.
Great Libraries

The great libraries of the great Alexandria and Constantinople are discovered and attract scholars from around the globe.

1100 A.D.
Palatial Library

The Fatimids’ palace library holds the biggest collection of literature.

1256 A.D.
Mongol Massacre

One of the largest libraries in the world, ‘the library of the Nizaris’, is torched in Alamut by Juwayni, who says: “The flame had spread throughout the world.”

National Library Lovers Month FAQs

What are the roles of libraries?

These halls play a fundamental role in society; they are the gateways to knowledge and culture.

What are the types of libraries?

The major ones are public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, special libraries, human libraries, and community libraries.

Why do we need libraries anymore?

Libraries ensure that knowledge is available to everyone. They help raise the education levels of society as a whole.

National Library Lovers Month Activities

  1. Read a book

    If you can’t find a Valentine date, find a literary companion instead — a book! No better company, really.

  2. Read another book

    Now’s the time to catch up with classics you may have missed out on. These include “The Great Gatsby,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the list goes on...

  3. Write a book

    The more you read, the better you get at being a writer. So if you’ve read a good amount of books, maybe it’s time to write your own.

5 Important Facts About Libraries

  1. Way overdue

    The most overdue library book in the world was the one that was returned after 122 years.

  2. Father of libraries

    A philanthropist named Andrew Carnegie donated 60 million dollars in the early 20th century to open more than 1,689 public libraries worldwide.

  3. Largest library

    The Library of Congress in the U.S. is the largest in the world, with over 168 million items.

  4. The most stolen book

    The most stolen book in the world is the “Guinness Book of World Records.”

  5. Human libraries

    There are now 150 libraries around the world where, instead of books, you can listen to humans and their stories.

Why We Love National Library Lovers Month

  1. Students respect libraries

    From preschoolers who are exposed to many firsts at libraries to students who can study in peace, practice exam papers, and complete their research papers — it is like a temple for students. Many students have practically lived their lives there.

  2. Adults admire libraries

    From fiction to history, there are enough books for adults to read and enjoy. Many libraries also showcase and store music, film, theater, and art. It is also a great place to meet new individuals.

  3. Oldies appreciate libraries

    For old-school adults and actual oldies, books are the best place to find their next adventure. Major libraries preserve some of the most treasured books and important documents for future generations.

National Library Lovers Month dates

YearDateDay
2023February 1Wednesday
2024February 1Thursday
2025February 1Saturday
2026February 1Sunday
2027February 1Monday
La Poutine Week
National Patient Recognition Week
National Patient Recognition Week
Shape Up With Pickles Time
Solo Diners Eat Out Week
Women's Heart Week
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Abolition of Slavery Day
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
Conservatorship and Guardianship Abuse Awareness Day
Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime
Decorating With Candy Day
Federal Territory Day
G.I. Joe Day
Global School Play Day
Heroes' Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Imbolc
International Face and Body Art Day
National Baked Alaska Day
National Cameron Day
National Dark Chocolate Day
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
National Sean Day
National Serpent Day
National Signing Day
National Texas Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
Tet Nguyen Dan
World Aspergillosis Day
World Hijab Day
World Read Aloud Day
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
African American Heritage Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Barley Month
Beat the Heat Month
Berry Fresh Month
Bike To Work Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month
Creative Romance Month
Declutter for a Cause Month
Dog Training Education Month
Ethnic Equality Month
Financial Aid Awareness Month
From Africa to Virginia Month
Great American Pie Month
Human Relations Month
Humpback Whale Awareness Month
International Boost Self Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Friendship Month
International Hoof Care Month
International Month of Black Women in the Arts
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Jobs in Golf Month
LGBT+ History Month
Love the Bus Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marijuana Awareness Month
National Arts Month
National Bake For Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cat Health Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Condom Month
National Embroidery Month
National Fasting February
National Fondue Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Haiku Writing Month
National Heart Healthy Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Laugh-Friendly Month
National Library Lovers Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Mend a Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Self-Check Month
National Senior Independence Month
National Snack Food Month
National Sweet Potato Month
National Therapeutic Recreation Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Women Inventors Month
North American Inclusion Month (NAIM)
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Potato Lovers Month
Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month
Raynaud's Awareness Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spiritual Teachers Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Vegan Cuisine Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Women’s Role in History Month
Youth Leadership Month

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.