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Banned Books Week. Drop Everything And Read. Celebrate “Drop Everything and Read” with Beverly Cleary What is D.E.A.R.?

Drop Everything And Read

D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Because, what’s more fun(damental) than reading, really? International Games Week – Games in Libraries. International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

International Games Week – Games in Libraries

International Games Week is November 3-9, 2019. Libraries can host a gaming event during or near this week to be eligible for registration for donations. IGW 2019 Games List: Brotherwise Games (U.S.)Boss Monster 2: The Next Level2-4 Players | 20-30 min. | Ages 13+It’s time to take your dungeon to The Next Level! Return to the video game-inspired world of Arcadia in Boss Monster 2. CMON Games (U.S.)Dream On! Exploding Kittens (U.S.)Exploding Kittens: a card game2-5 Players | 15 min. | Ages 7+Players draw cards until someone draws an exploding kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a defense card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. International Association of School Librarianship. International School Library Month allows those in charge of school libraries around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire month in October to celebrate the importance of school libraries.

International Association of School Librarianship

ISLM is an opportunity for those in charge of school libraries around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire month in October to celebrate everything great about school libraries. The 2017 theme for ISLM is “Connecting Communities and Cultures”. It is based on the annual IASL conference theme of “Learning Without Borders”. This year we are focusing on the idea that ISLM connects communities (learning communities of all kinds and our own social communities) and cultures around the world as we share our love of school libraries and show some of the wonderful activities that go on in our libraries. ISLM is open to everybody, whether you are a member of IASL or not, so spread the word and start gearing up for a super time for ISLM this October!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Thanks to DC's Teen Titans and everyone who participated for a great Library Card Sign-up Month 2017.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Teen Titans posters and bookmarks are available for purchase through the ALA Store. Posters and bookmarks featuring other DC Super Heroes, including Supergirl, Batman, Super Sons, the Justice League, and Wonder Woman are available in the ALA Graphics summer catalog. Need help getting started planning your Library Card Sign-up Month event? Check out these ideas. Please take a moment to tell us about your plans for Library Card Sign-up Month.

Tell us your plans Library Superpower Promotion Everyone loves superheroes, not just because they do great things, but also because they inspire us to be our best selves. In honor of our 2017 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs, DC's Teen Titans, we're asking everyone to share their library superpower. What special talents, skills, and interests have you developed thanks to the library? Need a prop? Free Promotional Tools Sample Tweets Print PSA. National Library Week. Thanks to Honorary Chair Melinda Gates and everyone who participated for a great National Library Week 2019!

National Library Week

Check back soon for more information about National Library Week 2020. About National Library Week National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. National Novel Writing Month. Read Across America - Best Books for Kids. School Library Month. School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs.

School Library Month

Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month. The 2019 theme is Everyone Belongs @ Your School Library and the 2019 spokesperson is Dav Pilkey. Spokesperson Dav Pilkey Webinars The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Don’t #%? Resources Proclamation Templates. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)