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.
School libraries transform learning by letting kids choose what they’re going to learn next. ~Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda Series
Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair