Join Powderly Library in Celebrating International Dot Day September 15

By Jacqueline Winston|Powderly Branch Library

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 is International Dot Day. It's  based on the best-selling book, "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds

Reynolds, a children's book author/illustrator, released "The Dot" on September 15, 2003. The book is about a little girl, Vashti, who feels she cannot draw, but her art teacher wouldn't accept that. "Just make a mark, and see where it takes you," the teacher tells her. 

Vashti marked her parchment paper with a small dot and was surprised to come in the next day and find her paper with the dot framed and hung on the classroom wall, Vashti was so proud of her work that she began creating more elaborate drawings of different types of dots. 

The Birmingham Public Library's Powderly Branch is inviting youth across the City of Birmingham to participate in International Dot Day on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Students will celebrate self-expression, diversity, and collaboration.  

Here's how to join the celebration. 

1) Create a display for International Dot Day. 

2) Put out precut circles of different colors and markers or crayons for visiting children to design their dot.

3) Display the dots in a area of the library and send pictures to Birmingham Public Library PR Director Roy L. Williams at 

Watch Powderly Branch's International Dot Day video by clicking here 

 If questions, contact Jacqueline Winston, Library Assistant III at the Powderly Branch, by email at