There are so many ways to have fun and promote your school library during the month of March! Learning will also take place, while the fun is happening. Here are a few of the ideas for March. If you have ideas you would like to share for the greater good, please comment so we can all benefit.
March 14, 2015 is the Pi Day of the Century! There are so many great ways to incorporate Pi Day into your library program. There are picture books to read, math projects, videos to watch, websites dedicated to Pi Day, and all will bring students to your library. Here are some websites to get you started:
Books about St. Patrick’s Day can be in a display, read a book and get a shamrock to wear, display all the books about Ireland or set in Ireland are just a few ways to celebrate the green!
Introduce all the sporting books to students through a March Madness display, have a hoop contest with an over-the-door basketball hoop set, biographies of famous basketball players can be a way to get more nonfiction in their hands, or promote colleges as they enter a bracket and move on to the next bracket.
Emergency Preparedness is a major focus of March. Siemens Science has an excellent website with activities and ways to promote emergency preparedness. You can promote fiction books through this topic by displaying books that have natural disasters as the theme, such as The Wizard of Oz, Night of the Twister, The Storm Runner to name just a couple.
Enjoy all the that the month of March offers and comment below with any great March ideas you have used to promote your library!
Author: Judith Deichman