Inquiry as the Center of the 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
Find a Guided Inquiry unit from the PD Link of the Day that piques your interest. Share it or a similar original idea with a teacher.  Send the link with a, “I ran across this. I think we could do this well.  What do you think?” email and follow up.

Suggested Activities by Grade
All levels:

  • Implement an inquiry center in your school library that encourages students to generate questions or hypothesis.

Professional Development Link of the Day
Follow the 52 weeks of Guided Inquiry blog. Curated by Leslie Maniotes, the co-author of Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School.

Author/Ambassador Quote
School libraries transform learning by tending the garden where learning grows. ~Jen Mann, author of the Sunny Sweet series

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Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair



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