In honor of Thanksgiving, our activity calendar for November focuses on giving and gratitude.

We hope your family will enjoy this month’s early literacy activity calendar. We have lots of suggestions for books about gratitude and gestures of kindness to share with your little one. Meanwhile, here at the Cottage we will focus on those same themes as we support a cause close to our hearts.

Located just a few towns over from Cottage Door Press, Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes, and distributes new and gently used children’s books, with the goal of increasing book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-age children. Cottage Door Press has donated books to Bernie’s in the past and has volunteered at their facilities, but for the first time, we are offering a book for book promotion supporting the organization. For every book purchased on our website for the month of November, we will donate a book to Bernie’s Book Bank to be distributed in the Chicagoland area. We will follow up with a company-wide volunteer day at Bernie’s in December, when we will bring all the books donated throughout the promotion.

Please help us bring books home for the holidays for some of the neediest children in our community! Shop now at

November Highlights


Click on the image below to view our free, printable calendar for November.

November Early Literacy Activity Calendar