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April 04

Celebrate National Library Week!

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Celebrate National Library Week!

Grades K – 12
Calendar Activity Type Literacy-Related Event





National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.† All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

National Library Week will be observed April 19-25, 2020 with the theme, "Find Your Place at the Library."




Most students think of the library as a place to check out books or use technology, but do you know what else your library has to offer? To find out:

Check out your library:

  • Head to your school and public library during National Library Week to see what's new and participate in all they have to offer.

Visit your library online:

  • If you canít make it to your libraries, visit their website or social media pages to learn about programs and services offered.

Invite in your librarian:

  • Librarians are a wealth of knowledge, about the library itself and all they have to offer. Talk with your librarians to learn more!





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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

Students explore the effects of stereotypes by analyzing children's books. Then they create bookmarks that encourage readers to question the assumptions of stereotyped books and to seek out matching, balanced texts.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter

Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library. As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons and examples.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

STAR Search: How Do I Find the Book I Need?

Students become familiar with STAR Search, which provides a set of steps and thinking processes for intermediate students to use in finding library resources relevant to a specific information need.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A World of Readers: Libraries Around the World

Bookworms will enjoy the bytes they find in this lesson as they research and share information about online library services in places around the world.