Book of the Day

January 2018

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Rose Bowl
The Science of Football: The Top Ten Ways Science Affects the Game

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Monday, January 1, 2018 - Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl is a college football bowl game that will be played today in the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California.

The Science of Football: The Top Ten Ways Science Affects the Game

 
Science Fiction Day
Attack of the Cling-Ons

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Science Fiction Day
National Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2nd by millions of science fiction fans across the United States.

Attack of the Cling-Ons

 
A new spin on a classic tale
Frankly, I'd Rather Spin Myself a New Name!

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - A new spin on a classic tale
Rumpelstiltskin's spinning skills are legendary, but what's the little man's story? Check out Rumpelstiltskin's version!

Frankly, I'd Rather Spin Myself a New Name!

 
Spaghetti Day
Keep on Rollin' Meatballs: and Other Delicious Dinners

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Spaghetti Day
Today is National Spaghetti Day. Grab a big bowl, fill it with spaghetti, top it with a generous helping of your favorite sauce, and dig in. 

Keep on Rollin' Meatballs: and Other Delicious Dinners

 
Bird Day
Birds

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Friday, January 5, 2018 - Bird Day
This day to celebrate birds was declared by Charles Almanzo Babcock, the superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

Birds

 
Cuddle Up Day
People in Winter

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Cuddle Up Day
On these cold days, stay warm and reap the health benefits of cuddling on National Cuddle Up Day with a myON book.

People in Winter

 
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Old Rock Day
Rocks

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Old Rock Day
Geologists and amateur rock enthusiasts take it upon themselves to show their appreciation of all things fossilized and stony today.

Rocks

 
Bubble Bath Day
Pig Takes A Bath

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Monday, January 8, 2018 - Bubble Bath Day
Bubble baths are so much fun. We wish everyday could be Bubble Bath Day. Relax and enjoy the warm and soothing pleasures of a bubble bath. 

Pig Takes A Bath

 
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Beyond the Bars: Exploring the Secrets of a Police Station

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Today, citizens take the lead on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Be sure to thank your local law officers for their service.

Beyond the Bars: Exploring the Secrets of a Police Station

 
House Plant Appreciation Day
Plants

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - House Plant Appreciation Day
Do you have any houseplants at home? Let's give our plants a little extra love today. Read more about plants on myON today.

Plants

 
Milk Day
Out and About at the Dairy Farm

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Milk Day
The first day milk arrived by delivery in bottles was on January 11, 1878.  Go ahead, have a glass of milk today!

Out and About at the Dairy Farm

 
It's a great day to snowboard!
Jake Burton Carpenter and the Snowboard

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Friday, January 12, 2018 - It's a great day to snowboard!
Learn about Jake Burton Carpenter and the evolution of the snowboard. Maybe today you should give snowboarding a try!

Jake Burton Carpenter and the Snowboard

 
Make Your Dream Come True Day
Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Make Your Dream Come True Day
Make Your Dream Come True Day gives you the opportunity to do something to realize your goals and dreams.

Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

 
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Dress Up Your Pet Day
Pet Costume Party: A Pet Club Story

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Dress Up Your Pet Day
It’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Go all out and celebrate by dressing up your furry family member in comfortable pet clothing.

Pet Costume Party: A Pet Club Story

 
Martin Luther King Day
When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday became a National Holiday in 1983. Many consider it a day to serve your community.

When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates

 
International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Funky Chicken Enchiladas: and Other Mexican Dishes

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Today the world’s chili heads, heat-seekers and extreme eaters can take their passion to extremes. Check out these hot receipes!

Funky Chicken Enchiladas: and Other Mexican Dishes

 
Check out some sea monsters
Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Adaptation

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Check out some sea monsters
In most places, it's too cold to go into the sea! Cuddle up and learn about some real monsters of the deep!

Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Adaptation

 
Stress Less!
Stress Less: Your Guide to Managing Stress

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Stress Less!
Cold days can cause stress. Learn how you can manage your stress and bring that stress level way down!

Stress Less: Your Guide to Managing Stress

 
Popcorn Day
The Story of Corn

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - Popcorn Day
Popcorn can be sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain. However, it is enjoyed, enjoy it on National Popcorn Day.

The Story of Corn

 
Cheese Day
The Dish on Mac and Cheese

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Cheese Day
Today is a gouda day to have some cheddar, asiago or fontina. Even cuddle up with a nice bowl of mac & cheese. It’s Cheese Lover’s Day.

The Dish on Mac and Cheese

 
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Squirrel Appreciation Day
Squirrel: City Safari

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Squirrel Appreciation Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day reminds us to enjoy these nut-burying, scampering animals. Why not visit your local park and spot some squirrels?

Squirrel: City Safari

 
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Comportamiento y modales en la cafetería/Manners in the Lunchroom

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Take a moment to be a little more caring towards our amazing food servers today and use your manners!

Comportamiento y modales en la cafetería/Manners in the Lunchroom

 
Handwriting Day
The Declaration of Independence in Translation: What It Really Means

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Handwriting Day
January 23rd was chosen as National Handwriting Day in honor of the birthday of John Hancock. Check out this important document.

The Declaration of Independence in Translation: What It Really Means

 
Compliment Day
Good Relationships

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Compliment Day
What a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day or to give credit for a job well done!  Learn about good relationships!

Good Relationships

 
Opposites Day
Smooth and Rough: An Animal Opposites Book

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Opposites Day
National Opposite Day is a day to have fun all day long saying exactly opposite of what you really mean.

Smooth and Rough: An Animal Opposites Book

 
Get Organized Month
Collect Your Thoughts: Organizing Information

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - Get Organized Month
January is a time to get organized. Organize your rooms AND your thoughts! Check out all of our research information books on myON today.

Collect Your Thoughts: Organizing Information

 
International Holocaust Memorial Day
Fight for Survival: The Story of the Holocaust

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Saturday, January 27, 2018 - International Holocaust Memorial Day
On January 27, 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp freeing nearly 7,000 remaining prisoners. Take a moment to reflect.

Fight for Survival: The Story of the Holocaust

 
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Data Privacy Day
Understanding Computer Safety

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Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Data Privacy Day
Today is a great day to check your accounts for safety. Make sure the friends you are connected with are actually your friends.

Understanding Computer Safety

 
Library Shelfie Day
The Library

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Monday, January 29, 2018 - Library Shelfie Day
Whether you are in your classroom or the media center today is a day to check your shelves and make sure things are in order.

The Library

 
Inane Messaging Day
Manners on the Telephone

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Inane Messaging Day
Liven things up on Inane Answering Message Day by getting creative, funny or silly with your message - get your parents in on the fun!

Manners on the Telephone

 
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
A Brief Illustrated History of Art

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
Inspire Your Heart with Art day is a time for us to go to a gallery, theatre, cinema, or music venue, and soak up the art.

A Brief Illustrated History of Art