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
Hold a “Who’s behind the book?” Contest in Your School Library: Take pictures of students and teachers holding up their favorite book in front of their face. Create a guessing game to see who is who?!
Suggested Activities by Grade
- Elementary: Host a reading scavenger hunt. (Example)
- Middle & High: Host a library trivia contest with different questions about popular literature and the school library.
Professional Development Link of the Day
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School libraries transform learning because Googling the answer isn’t enough. School librarians are essential so our kids develop the media literacy and research skills they need to be prepared to college, careers and citizenship. ~Sarah Darer Littman, author of Backlash
Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair
We held a “Guess Who’s Reading? contest through our high school library. 15 staff members volunteered and all pictures were numbered, then “hidden” around the school. The first 5 students and first 3 staff members to find them all and get to the library first with the correct list (either on their phone or written down) were declared the winners. So fun! They surprised me…a contest I thought would last a week only lasted three days! We are a beach town so prizes were beach pails with beach toys! Simple fun is always the best!