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 Reading Challenge for the week similar to PopSugar’s. Modify it for your age range and reward with stickers/pencils/praise for students who can show you a book a day that meets the challenge.
Suggested Activities by Grade
- Let students make paper library fortune tellers (folded paper) to encourage friends to try books of different genres.
Professional Development Link of the Day
Become more aware of stereotypes and racism in children’s books by reading an article or two on the Reading While White blog or follow the efforts of the We Need Diverse Books campaign
School Libraries transform learning by creating space for every child to make wild discoveries of the mind and to take solo flights of the imagination. I never thought of the school library as a sanctuary. To me, it was a launchpad. ~C. Alexander London, author of Proxy and Tides of War
Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair