School Library Month

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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 2016 theme is School Libraries Transform Learning

The official hashtag for this year's celebration is .

Add the hashtag to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture with our SLM16 Twibbon. (Other social media graphics available below.)

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Spokesperson

Megan McDonald, author of the popular Judy Moody series, the Stink books, and the Sisters Club trilogy, is the national spokesperson for the 2016 celebration.

aasl school library spokesperson megan mcdonald"Before I was a writer, I was a reader, thanks to my school librarian. She saw something in me, and put the Little House books in my hand. She first introduced me to Ramona and Charlotte the Spider and Homer Price and Caddie Woodlawn. And she let me check out a biography of Virginia Dare so many times, (I got to stamp the due date myself!), that she finally had to ask me to share with other readers.

I would not be who I am without the early impact of my school library and librarian. I grew up to become a librarian. I grew up to become a storyteller. I grew up to become a writer. School librarians not only foster a lifelong love of reading and story, they encourage thinking and creativity. They support curious minds. They inspire young imaginations.

School librarians shape lives." 

NEW! Watch and share a new PSA from Megan.

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How do YOU transform learning?

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We want to hear from you! Share on our SLM Padlet (an AASL Best Website for Teaching & Learning) how your school library program transforms learning every day! 

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Resources

School Library Snapshot

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This personalized infographic will help you demonstrate the many ways that you support learning in your school. It can be shared with administrators, school boards, local and state lawmakers, parent organizations and others. You can print copies to distribute or share it electronically and via social media. 

 

Celebration Calendar

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Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way.

 

Complimentary Web Graphics & Files

PowerPoint Template

Graphic Packs

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Social Media

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Printable Posters

(Click for downloadable PDF)

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Professional Development

Complimentary Webinars

Wed, April 6  |  6:00 p.m. Central
TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio

Mon, April 11  |  Pre-Recorded Webinar
Transform Your School Community

Wed, April 13  |  6:00 p.m. Central
Personalized Learning with Gooru

Wed, April 20  |  6:00 p.m. Central
Creating Digital Portfolios Using Google Sites

Wed, April 27  |  6:00 p.m. Central
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding

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.