Librarian Prep Post for September & October

Welcome to the end of summer, and in some areas of the country, back to school time. Whatever your location is deciding or struggling with, we wish you all health, safety, and as little upheaval as possible. To help with your planning, here are some booklists and readers advisory for September and October.


September hosts African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Safety Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, National Suicide Prevention Month, Classical Music Month, National Deaf Awareness Month, German-American Heritage Month, National Guide Dog Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, and National Honey Month as well as Read a Book Day (September 6), Labor Day (September 7), International Day of Peace (September 21), and Comic Book Day (September 25), in addition to Rosh Hashanah (begins September 18) and Yom Kippur (begins September 27).

African-American Music Appreciation Month Book List
National Safety Month Book List
National Guide Dog Month Book List
Hispanic Heritage Month Book List
National Honey Month Book List
International Day of Peace Book List
September 25 – National Comic Book Day. Check out the hilarious Super Potato series or browse all of our graphic novels.
Rosh Hashanah Book List
Yom Kippur Book List


October holidays include World Teacher’s Day (October 5), National Coming Out Day (October 11), and Halloween (October 31). It’s also TeenTober, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and National Bullying Prevention Month.

World Teacher’s Day Book List
National Coming Out Day Book List
Halloween Book List
YA Reading List
Two sisters wrestle with whether to learn if they carry the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast cancer – and what it means to really live, in How to Live on the Edge.
National Bullying Prevention Month Book List

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