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
Create a bulletin board with library statistics, including: circulation stats, classes to visit the library, teacher collaboration, most borrowed books, books most often on hold, etc.
Suggested Activities by Grade
- Elementary: Have students create storyboards for their own stories using AASL Best Websites winners like Zooburst, Storybird or StoryBoardThat.
- Middle & High: Select one of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with your students.
Professional Development Link of the Day
Work with teens (or savvy tweens)? Take a look at the Teen Librarian Toolbox which offers professional development opportunities.
School libraries transform learning by introducing students to unforgettable teachers who fit in their backpacks: books. ~Madelyn Rosenberg, author of the Nanny X series
Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair