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International Dot Day

September 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Dot Day

Friday, September 15, 2023

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Children and teens are invited to make their mark at the library by adding a dot to our butterfly mural. After the mural is completed, patrons are encouraged to take a selfie with it!

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 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. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.


September 15, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Norway Memorial Library
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Norway Memorial Library
258 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268 United States
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