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Ideas & Inspiration for School Libraries

You have a million things on your plate. You’re probably expecting that unannounced observation any day, have classes to prepare for, books orders pending, the list goes on and on. Why bother adding event planning to your list? Happy kids, that’s why. Author visits = happy students. Not only are you promoting reading, you are bringing …

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My students and I are joining Project LIT this year! I love giving students a variety of opportunities to connect with books. Project LIT will combine the traditional 1 book focus along with community involvement, service learning and fun activities at our meetings. Last year on Twitter, I noticed a guy who was making things …

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Once a month, during lunch, students grab their food and head to the library for a book club meeting.  Each grade level has their own time to meet, eat, and share what they’re reading. The central focus is on the middle grade selections from our state book award list. I stock 3-4 copies of each title …

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Planning an author visit? It’s worth every extra second of your day to put this magical experience together for your students and your school. My colleague, Scot Smith, the librarian at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and I have hosted numerous authors over the years, and we may have missed our callings as event …

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