Each Monday in April, the School Library Month Committee will post the quotes from the authors highlighted in Social Media the previous week, accompanied by tips offering practical suggestions for school librarians.
Library budgets are tight, so check out Pinterest for some crafty ways to repurpose furniture and materials in your library.
The debate rages on…should we Dewey or not? How can we better advertise our nonfiction collections? Look at this great blog on Library Displays.
Never underestimate the thrill of competition in your library! Look at the great ideas for Scavenger Hunts on Pinterest (example) or Reading Challenges (example).
Celebrate your school library as a safe haven for all students. Reassure them that they are not alone as they face the challenges of growing up. Read James Howe’s Misfits, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains, Forge, and Speak, and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies. Encourage students to create book trailers to examine strong characters who overcome adversity.
This great article on the value of reading will have you cheering!
Use Canva to create graphics for School Library Month.
In his blog in Leadership & Learning, Kevin Eikenberry states, “Once you have decided to be a book reader, choosing to read biographies is a great way to expand your horizons, find new mentors and learn vicariously. Learning in this way can transform both your enjoyment of and benefits from reading.”
Check out our website, www.ala.org/aasl/slm and follow us on social media to see the exciting events happening during this 30th Anniversary of School Library Month.
Author: Susan Hess
This is so great. It is wonderful seeing how school librarians and libraries have contributed to these lives. I feel like we are doing this everyday!