These two documents show the importance of a strong School Library Program in the intellectual development of all children.
School Libraries Work!
School Libraries:Making a Difference
Do you think your library is the “Heart of the School? Why not ask your students to document their answers in words and pictures. bit.ly/heart-of-school
Have you invited an author to speak at your school? You will be amazed at how excited the students will be to have a book celebrity in their midst! Many authors are willing to work with whatever budget you have (or don’t have). Here is just one of many contact lists: teacher.scholastic.com/products/tradebooks/inviteanauthor.htm
Are you planning to have an author visit your school? Here are Dan Gutman’s suggestions for planning and executing the “Perfect Author Visit.”
Does planning an author visit have your nervous? Don’t worry. Your colleagues have shared a plethora of information to help you. Check out these articles for tips and strategies to help you plan an event that is sure to be remembered by your students for years to come.
Let students and staff select books for a “First Book” display. It could be the first book they read, the first book they loved, the first book they re-read, the first book they shared with a friend, the first book that made them cry.
Wow your students and staff by showing up dressed as your book character and stay in character all day. Pull in a few staff members to participate as well.