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 teacher luncheon (BYO lunch) to informally meet, share and discuss great books. Provide cookies and a follow-up email with all the titles mentioned.
Suggested Activities by Grade
- Host a bookmark challenge with the theme of “School Libraries Transform.” Have some “guest” judges select the winners.
Professional Development Link of the Day
Attend the free AASL webinar Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding and learn 7 different project ideas to utilize storyboards and graphic organizers.
School libraries transform learning by thoughtfully and passionately turning the role of gatekeeper into gate opener every time a librarian takes the time to find just the right book to match with a student. ~Jen Malone, author of At Your Service and the upcoming Wanderlost
Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair