School Library Month
What is School Library Month?
School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. Read about the history of School Library Month.
The 2014 theme is Lives change @ your library® and Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, has been named the national spokesperson.
“I don't know where I'd be without my school library,” said Kinney. “Our librarians were passionate about putting great books in the hands of kids, and making us into lifelong readers. School libraries introduce kids to whole new worlds and new perspectives and are so important in broadening kids' minds. It's crucial that we support our school libraries, especially in times of tightening budgets. I'm so grateful for the well-stocked libraries and knowledgeable, dedicated school librarians that were a part of my childhood.”
Get a jump on the celebration by contacting your local elected officials and inviting them into your school library during the month of April. Why not ask them to make a proclamation about School Library Month?
Decorate your library or library website with the 2014 School Library Month Poster or 2014 School Library Month Web Files!
Customize and print your own posters, bookmarks, mini-posters, and more with the Lives Change @ your library CD! This CD features high resolution, layered art files, as well as ready-to-print PDFs, for National Library Week, April 14-20, 2014 and School Library Month.
Students are encouraged to submit videos showcasing how their school library connects to this year’s School Library Month theme, “Lives Change @ your library.” Videos are due April 15, 2014. Enter today!
Declaration for the Right to School Libraries
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