School Library Month 2019

Everyone Belongs @Your School Library

Let's celebrate our love for school libraries all month long. School libraries spark curiosity, innovation, and passion for young people everywhere. Literacy is truly a gift that every student deserves.
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School Library Month Spokesperson Dav Pilkey

“Growing up with learning challenges in school after being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, I’ve been fortunate to have had the encouragement and support of my parents who helped me to associate reading with fun. I have fond memories of going to the library with my mom who had a radical idea—she let me pick whatever book I wanted to read. I read lots of books and magazines that made me laugh out loud, which led me to discover many other books in different genres. Reading without judgment was a turning point in my life and that is what made me a lifelong reader. Over the years I’ve had the privilege to have met many committed librarians whose passion and dedication to literacy is life changing. I’m honored to be this year’s AASL ambassador for school libraries and an advocate for everything they do to make the world a better place.”

Watch and share a new video from Dav on the importance of school libraries and reading.

School Library Month Activity Ideas

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Website Graphics

Printable Posters

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.

Board of Education 1

Board of Education 2

Mayor 1

Mayor 2

Governor 1

Governor 2

Governor 3

Town Council

2018 - 2019 School Library Month Committee

Shannon DeSantis, Chair
Sedley Abercrombie
Cynthia Alaniz

Michelle Cooper
Christina Gavin
Melissa Iamonico

Cathy Pope-Gotschall
Kathy Lester, Board Liaison
Jen Habley, Staff Liaison