Friday, March 30, 2018

School Library Month Is Here....Let's Celebrate With These Resources, Ideas and Fun!

April is a very special month for school libraries and librarians.  It is School Library Month!

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school libraries and school librarians.  It is the time to celebrate the impact a strong library can have within a school community and show the essential role they play in transforming learning.

This year the theme is Making Connection at Your School Library, which will bring together four special weeks of School Library Month subthemes including:
  • Making Learner Connections 
  • Making Educator Connections 
  • Making Community Connections 
  • Making Global Connections

The School Library Month Committee created four weeks of amazing programming and ideas for all of us to implement within our libraries and communities. You can find it here.
These are wonderful!

Take a look at the first week, Making Learner Connections at Your School Library, to see all of the different activities focused around Elementary School Activities, Middle School Activities and High School Activities.
And don't miss the webinars that are listed at the bottom of each week.  
These will run throughout the month of April and tie into each one of these subthemes.  You will find them on this page

To help us amplify our message during School Library Month, AASL picks a special spokesperson. This year it is author Jason Reynolds. 

I just love the message Jason has about school libraries.  Take a moment listen and share this with everyone within your school too. 
There are lots of web graphics that you can use for free to promote and celebrate School Library Month.  You will find a PowerPoint template, various graphics to share on social media, and several that are perfect to use on a website or blog.  
One of my favorite is the School Library Month poster too!  
The official hashtag is #AASLslm so it is time to share lots of amazing stories, projects and celebrations on social media.  

As you are sharing, use the hashtag and don't forget to add the School Library Month Twibbon to your....
Twitter and....  
Facebook profile pictures.  You will find them here
Also, make sure you share within the larger community.  

You will find the Proclamation Templates very helpful in advocating throughout the community and helping others spread the word.  

School Library Month 2018 wouldn't be possible without the committee that AASL brought together.  Thank you friends.  What a special month you planned for all of us.  We appreciate all of your hard work, creativity and thoughtfulness in putting this together.
My daughter, Brianna Cua, has created a special newsletter for School Library Month too!  You can check it out here and will love all that she has included, especially this....
awesome Flipgrid Reading Challenge you will find here!  

Let's make sure we make this School Library Month the best it can be by showing all communities, families, teachers and especially students by making connections to create the best school libraries and library programs we can! 

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