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Gearing Up For Pi Day!

Posted by on February 28th, 2019 Posted in: All Posts

The annual celebration of the irrational number pi is just around the corner!  

To prepare for the festivities on March 14, check out these great resources for planning pi based activities for your library or organization. From pie baking, an Einstein birthday bash, or a pi memorization contest, your possibilities for a Pi Day celebration – much like pi itself – are endless!

Programming Librarian

Looking for a Pi Day activities for the whole family? This program model from the Programming Librarian features planning advice, marketing information, budget details, and day of activities sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange

This post from the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange features Pi Day activities and strategies from libraries around the country. Find lesson plans for all ages, activity ideas, and even a Pi Day Pinterest board!


At TeachPi.org, search more than 50 ideas for making Pi Day entertaining, educational, tasty, and fun! Compile a recipe book of pies and desserts, dress up like birthday-boy Albert Einstein, or lead a round of Pi Day carols to celebrate the unofficial national holiday.  


Pi Day is the perfect time to brush up on your math skills. Provided by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, these hands on activities will help everyone explore the unique characteristic of pi.

ACRL TechConnect

Celebrate Pi Day with data science! In this article from ACRL TechConnect, read how the University of California – San Francisco Library utilized their Makers Lab to introduce UCSF community members to Python and Raspberry Pi.

National Library of Medicine

Interested in learning the rich history of pi? This article from NLM Circulating Now explores our long fascination with pi – from early mathematicians to our contemporary celebrations of Pi Day.

Are you planning any Pi Day activities at your library or organization? We would love to feature you! If you are willing to share please send any photos, lesson plans, or Pi themed activities to Liz Waltman or find us on social media @NNLMSEA.

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