Test the Deweys during School Library Month

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
Make connections with an author. Host an author in your school library or via Skype.

Suggested Activities by Grade

  • Elementary: Provide popsicle sticks with Dewey numbers. Can the students find the correct location for their Dewey popsicle stick?
  • Middle & High: Greet students at the door with a pop quiz. “Name a title, subject or genre located in the ___s.”  (Insert a Dewey section). Have Smarties on hand for kids who get correct answers.

Professional Development Link of the Day
How many resolutions have you kept? Get reinvigorated!

Author/Ambassador Quote
School Libraries transform learning by inspiring creativity and opening minds to all sorts of new worlds! My love for reading and writing began in my elementary school library – I’ll never forget Mrs. Gross (yes, that really was my librarian’s name) waiting for me with a stack of books every week. The adventures I’d go on, the characters I’d meet…and all these years later, I still get that exact same feeling whenever I step into a library.  ~Erin L. Schneider, author of Summer of Sloane

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Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair



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