AASL announces winners of School Library Month student video contest

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/29/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), along with ProQuestAbrams, and SchoolTube, announces the winners of the "Lives Change @ Your Library" Student Video Contest. Contestants were urged to let loose their creativity and use humor, drama, music and/or special effects to illustrate how the school library program changes a student’s life.

The winning entries are:

Libraries Change Lives at Dartmouth Middle
Dartmouth (Mass.) Middle School

Lives Change @ Your Library
Grassfield High School, Chesapeake, Va.

School Libraries Change My Life
David A. Kaechele Elementary School, Glen Allen, Va.

Winners receive a full set of School Library Month spokesperson Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books provided by Abrams. The school library program receives a one-year subscription to CultureGrams, an online database from ProQuest that brings the world to the library and classroom. In addition to earning prizes, the winning videos will be featured on the AASL, ProQuest and SchoolTube and websites and social networking platforms.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.