Host Some Characters in Your School Library

Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way.


Suggested Daily Activity
Host a Character Celebration Day in your school library.  Have students and teachers dress up as their favorite literary characters.

Suggested Activities by Grade

  • Elementary: Have a character parade.
  • Middle: Take pictures of those wearing literary costumes and let students vote on who has the best attire.
  • High: Have a famous literary couple contest.

Professional Development Link of the Day
National Library Week #nlw16

Be a part of SLC @ the Forefront. It’s free and has ideas to keep your library relevant. Watch one of the free webinars.

Author/Ambassador Quote
School libraries transform learning by letting kids choose what they’re going to learn next. ~Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda Series

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Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair



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