AASL and Scholastic announce ‘Pilkey Party @ Your School Library’ as part of School Library Month celebration

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/09/2019

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Grand Prize to receive a visit and free books for the entire school
with School Library Month National Spokesperson and bestselling author Dav Pilkey

CHICAGO – To celebrate School Library Month (SLM), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Scholastic are excited to announce the “Pilkey Party @ Your School Library” sweepstakes. AASL members are invited to enter a random drawing to win a Dav Pilkey themed party to take place in Fall 2019. To enter, visit www.ala.org/aasl/pilkey.

Every year in April, School Library Month celebrates school libraries as open, equitable, and personalized learning environments necessary for every student’s well-rounded education. The 2019 School Library Month spokesperson is Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling creator of Dog Man and Captain Underparts.

Scholastic is providing schools with the opportunity to win a themed “Pilkey Party” event to help commemorate back to school in the fall.

“School librarians play a vital role in promoting a lifelong love of books which aligns with Dav Pilkey’s mission for all kids to associate reading with fun,” said Lizette Serrano, Executive Director of Educational Marketing at Scholastic. “Scholastic is thrilled to support these exciting school library events that are sure to ignite continued excitement for reading and books all year long.”

Six schools will be selected to receive one of the following prizes:

  • 1 Grand Prize: A school visit with Dav Pilkey hosted by Scholastic Book Fairs. During the event, every student will receive a free signed copy of “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls,” the newest release in the Dog Man series. At the event, each student will also have the opportunity to select one free book of his/her choice. All students will receive additional Dav Pilkey book-themed promotional giveaways.
  • 5 Runner-Up Prizes: A reading celebration event featuring the Captain Underpants and Dog Man inflatable costume characters. Additionally, the school library will receive a signed set of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series All students will be provided with assorted Dav Pilkey book themed promotional giveaways.

“How fun to celebrate School Library Month with the possibility of winning the ‘Pilkey Party @ Your School Library’ sweepstakes,” said AASL President Kathryn Roots Lewis. “I hope you are using School Library Month to celebrate the power of school libraries and school librarians to provide access and to transform and personalize learning. I want to extend a thank you to Scholastic for their generous support.”

To be eligible, schools must have a certified school librarian and the librarian must hold a current, personal membership in AASL. Only one entry allowed per school. Duplicate entries will be withdrawn. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central on April 22, 2019. Winners will be announced April 30.

For more information and official rules, visit: www.ala.org/aasl/pilkey

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.