For immediate release | May 1, 2013

AASL announces winners of School Library Month video contest

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to announce the winners of the "Communities matter @ 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 fosters a sense of community in their school. Three ranked winners were selected based on scores awarded by a panel of judges. The winning entries are:

1st Place

The Library Community

Town School For Boys

San Francisco, Calif.

2nd Place

Town School Community

Town School For Boys

San Francisco, Calif.

3rd Place

The Mystery of the Missing Seven Habits

Hallowell Elementary School

Horsham, Pa.

Student winners will receive gift cards and their school library will receive a $50 gift certificate for ALA Graphics. In addition, winning entries will be featured on the AASL and SchoolTube websites and social networking platforms. All contest entries can be seen via AASL’s 2013 School Library Month SchoolTube Channel.

The American Association of School Librarians,, 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.


Jennifer R Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

800-545-2433 ext.4383