International Dot Day 2023

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In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Baby & Toddler
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Program Description

International Dot Day 2023

Stop by the Children's Department on Friday, October 6, to participate in dot-inspired crafts and activities to help us celebrate International Dot Day! Wearing dot attire is encouraged.

Questions about this program can be emailed to Alysha at


What is International Dot Day?

International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. It began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot back in 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you – the inspiration continues. September 15, 2023, marked the 20-year anniversary of Peter H. Reynold's book The Dot, which inspired International Dot Day!