Highlight Library Heroes 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
Showcase your Library  Hero:  “_____ is my library hero because _______________.”  Have your students complete the sentence and post them on a bulletin board or digital board.

Suggested Activities by Grade
All levels:

  • Place a Golden Ticket in seldom read books in your school library and students who select and reads these books can receive a prize.

Professional Development Link of the Day
Take an hour webinar on teaching students how to use Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Topics covered include:

  • Inquiry Overview
  • Primary Sources and Inquiry
  • Inquiry in Action

Author/Ambassador Quote
School libraries transform learning by bringing history out of the dark. ~Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea

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Author: Suzanne Dix, AASL #slm16 Chair



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