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Special Days in February

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February is always the shortest month, but it's also a busy month! Check out the list of holidays and special days going on this month to learn something new, or maybe discover a new favorite book.

Read a book about the library and help us celebrate Library Lovers Month!

Check out a book about Black History Month. Learn about the history of and current issues facing African Americans at Time for Kids and Fact Monster.

American Heart Month. Check out the American Heart Association's Activities for Kids page and learn about nutrition, your family health tree and more!

National Children's Dental Health Month. Read a book about teeth. Draw a picture of what you think the tooth fairy looks like before March 15 and enter it in the "Be a Tooth Fairy Hero" contest sponsored by Tom's of Maine.

National Bird Feeding Month. February is one of the most difficult months for birds because berries, seeds and nuts are scarce and the spring hasn't arrived to provide new ones. Learn how to make your own bird feeder, bird food or bird house, with parental help. Check out a book about birds!

Word of the month: Gargantuan: Of immense size, volume or capacity; gigantic. Cody went to the library and checked out a gargantuan stack of books.

2 Visit Groundhog.org and learn all about Punxsutawney Phil - America's official groundhog -- and watch him predict the weather with a live webcast on Groundhog Day!

3 Celebrate American football on the 47th annual Super Bowl Sunday.

4 The first rubber galoshes were introduced in 1824 by B.F. Goodrich.

6 It's National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Read about the Top 100 women athletes at Sports Illustrated for Women.

7 It's Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday. Pioneer girl, Wilder's autobiography will be published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press this June.

10 Chinese New Year begins, Celebrate The Year of the Snake with a book about snakes!

11 It's Thomas Edison's birthday. Turn on a light bulb and celebrate! It's also Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 11-17). Did you know Random Acts of Kidness can make you more popular? Check out a book about kindness!  "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -- Aesop

12 It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday and Mardi Gras! Check out this National Geographic Kids History video about this modern holiday with Christian roots.

14 Valentine's Day! Take a look at animals you can make using paper heart shapes.

15 It's Susan B. Anthony Day

18 Celebrate our presidents on Presidents Day

22 It's George Washington's Birthday.

26 It's Buffalo Bill Cody's Birthday.

28 It's Lemony Snicket's not-so-unfortunate Birthday.