School Library Month

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month.

The 2019 theme is Everyone Belongs @ Your School Library and the 2019 spokesperson is Dav Pilkey.

Spokesperson Dav Pilkey

“Growing up with learning challenges in school after being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, I’ve been fortunate to have had the encouragement and support of my parents who helped me to associate reading with fun. I have fond memories of going to the library with my mom who had a radical idea—she let me pick whatever book I wanted to read. I read lots of books and magazines that made me laugh out loud, which led me to discover many other books in different genres. Reading without judgment was a turning point in my life and that is what made me a lifelong reader. Over the years I’ve had the privilege to have met many committed librarians whose passion and dedication to literacy is life changing. I’m honored to be this year’s AASL ambassador for school libraries and an advocate for everything they do to make the world a better place.”

Watch and share a new video from Dav on the importance of school libraries and reading.

Photo by Kai Suzuki

Check out resources from Dav and Scholastic's new Reading Gives You Superpowers Week!


The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central


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Proclamation Templates

Ask your school and elected officials to proclaim the month of April as School Library Month! The following samples are based on actual proclamations shared with AASL by its members. They are presented here as templates that can be downloaded and modified to fit your needs.

Board of Education 1

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Mayor 1

Mayor 2

Governor 1

Governor 2

Governor 3

Town Council

2018 - 2019 School Library Month Committee

Shannon DeSantis, Chair
Sedley Abercrombie
Cynthia Alaniz
Michelle Cooper
Christina Gavin
Melissa Iamonico
Cathy Pope-Gotschall
Kathy Lester, Board Liaison
Jen Habley, Staff Liaison