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 2018 theme is Making Connections at Your School Library and the official hashtag is #AASLslm. Add the hashtag to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture with the 2018 #AASLslm Twibbon. (Other social media graphics available below.)

NEW! Four weeks of programming ideas and activities reflecting weekly SLM subthemes:

  • Making Learner Connections
  • Making Educator Connections
  • Making Community Connections
  • Making Global Connections


New York Times bestselling author, Jason Reynolds, is the 2018 Spokesperson for School Library Month.

Jason Reynolds (Photo by Ben Fractenberg)

“It’s impossible for me to talk about the importance of the school library without talking about the school librarian,” said Reynolds. “In full disclosure, the library wasn’t a place I frequented in school, but if I were in school today I’d practically live there, because there’s a good chance the coolest person in the building works where the books are. Not only can the school librarian help to curate a comfortable and welcoming space for all students, not only can they usher them to a vast array of books and reference materials, librarians also usually have the ability to connect with students on a personal level, because, well, they’ve read the most stories, which makes their potential for empathy and openness ceiling-less.”

Now Available! A downloadable video PSA from Jason on the impact of school libraries and librarians.

Complimentary Web Graphics & Files

PowerPoint Template

Social Media

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Horizontal Banner

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Printable Poster

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Professional Development

Register now for these live webinars taking place during School Library Month! (More to come!)

Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards

Presenter: Elizabeth Burns

Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum

Author Panelists: Rebecca Behrens, Jo Hackl, and Sara Holbrook. Moderated by: Eileen Makoff

Making Global Connections at Your School Library

Presenter: Michelle Cooper


Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards

Presenter: Kathleen Riopelle Roberts

Making Community Connections

Presenters: Sue Kowalski and Gina Seymour, moderated by Shannon McClintock Miller

Proclamation Templates

Ask your school and elected officials and request they 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

Mayor 1

Mayor 2

Governor 3

Town Council

2017-2018 School Library Month Committee

Jillian Ehlers, Chair

Cynthia Alaniz

Michelle Cooper

Shannon DeSantis

Hattie Garrow

Cathy Pope

Denise Tabscott

Katie Williams, Board Liaison

Jen Habley, Staff Liaison