It is an international event, dedicated to celebrating, well, the picture book!
The official website (picturebookmonth.com), has a bunch of really great resources to help you participate, including a promo kit with posters and shelf-talkers, activity suggestions for many well known picture book authors, and a fantastic Calendar feature: each day is devoted to a specific author/illustrator (aka a Picture Book Month Champion), and on that day that author or illustration will post an essay on the Picture Book Month website about the importance of picture books.
You can also sign up for the newsletter, register your event, or read Picture Book Month tweets to stay in the loop.
How can your library participate in Picture Book Month?
Other days of note for November:
- All Month: Movember (fundraising for Prostate Cancer research)
- November 9: Random Act of Kindness Day