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.
Read aloud Jeanette Winter’s Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia. Share these videos about Luis Soriano, the inspiration for Biblioburro. We know that reading a good book inspires the reading of more good books. Why not create a display of popular authors and the titles that have inspired them? Transport your students to strange new worlds by developing a makerspace where they can create the future in your school library! Start small or go big. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination! Read Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager, School Library Makerspaces Grades 6-12 by Leslie B. Preddy and visit makezine.com for information and inspiration! Hosting an author is a big deal! To make a memorable experiences for everyone – check out these amazing tips for hosting an author at your school. Interested in increasing the circulation at your library? Consider genre-fying your fiction section. Check out these helpful tips from Mrs. Reader Pants. How do you make teens feel comfortable and inspired in your library? Check out these wonderful Teen Space Guidelines from YALSA! Check out the Draw 50 Book List and Sample Lessons and host a drawing event at your library! Provide paper, pencils, and a variety of sample lessons. Also, display student work!
Check out our website, http://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