30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

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Reason from author/illustrator Mo Willems: "School libraries are as important as the children who need them. Library Week, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, Future Library, Children's Library, Middle School Libraries, Elementary Library, Elementary Schools, Jean Piaget

Reason #24: "A school library is a place where a kid can escape to a new world or a new point of view. It's where I learned about my favorite authors, including Judy Blume, Piers Anthony, and J.R.R. Tolkien. I'm grateful to my school library for turning me on to reading!" Author Jeff Kinney

Reasons "School libraries are the foundation of our culture, not luxuries. Library Ideas, Library Books, Teacher Librarian, School Libraries, Daily Facts, Media Specialist, Teaching History, Ya Books

Reasons #22: "School libraries are the foundation of our culture, not luxuries." - Author Laurie Halse Anderson

Reason In California, high schools with good school library programs account for a increase in students’ standardized test scores. Career Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, College Library, School Libraries, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, School Fun, Middle School

Reason #4: In California, high schools with good school library programs account for a 19‐21% increase in students’ standardized test scores.

Reason School libraries provide equal access to the world of print and digital media in a warm, stimulating, and safe environment. Middle School, High School, Teacher Librarian, Youth Programs, School Libraries, Daily Facts, Ya Books, Library Ideas, Media Center

Reason #10: School libraries provide equal access to the world of print and digital media in a warm, stimulating, and safe environment.

Reason "School libraries are very important. A quiet place to read or look at pictures, to discover or daydream. A place where the imagination can be free. Library Themes, Library Displays, Library Ideas, Ya Books, Books To Read, Teacher Librarian, School Libraries, Daily Facts, Reading Quotes

Reason #19: "School libraries are very important. A quiet place to read or look at pictures, to discover or daydream. A place where the imagination can be free." Author/illustrator Eric Carle

Reason #18: "Schools without libraries are like plants without sunshine. The importance of library services and professionals that provide these valuable resources for students in our nation's schools is indisputable."    Mat McRae, Principal of Swan Valley High School, Saginaw, Mich.    2012 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians' Distinguished School Administrator Award School Library Lessons, I School, School Stuff, Importance Of Library, Teacher Librarian, Library Services, Ya Books, Library Ideas, Education

Reason #18: "Schools without libraries are like plants without sunshine. The importance of library services and professionals that provide these valuable resources for students in our nation's schools is indisputable." Mat McRae, Principal of Swan Valley High School, Saginaw, Mich. 2012 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians' Distinguished School Administrator Award

Reason An Indiana study showed that students average better test scores when teachers and librarians collaborate, principals value the librarians and teachers view them as fellow educators. Library Week, Library Ideas, Library Quotes, Information Literacy, Research Skills, Teacher Librarian, Youth Programs, School Libraries, Daily Facts

Reason #11: An Indiana study showed that students average better test scores when teachers and librarians collaborate, principals value the librarians and teachers view them as fellow educators.

Reason Thanks to Quinton, a student from Sanislo Elementary School in Seattle, for what might be the best quote yet: “I like the library because there is never someone mad here; books make people happy! Library Quotes, Library Ideas, Teacher Librarian, Daily Facts, Author Studies, School Quotes, Kids Reading, Student Life, Media Center

Reason #16: Thanks to Quinton, a student from Sanislo Elementary School in Seattle, for what might be the best quote yet: “I like the library because there is never someone mad here; books make people happy!”

Reason #20: "School libraries are essential learning resources and librarians are the 'guides inside' our schools, leading everyday teaching and learning toward methods and outcomes that best prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century." - Bernie Trilling, Global Director, Oracle Education Foundation, 2010 Information Literacy, Teacher Librarian, School Libraries, Librarians, Ya Books, Library Ideas, Media Center, Learning Resources, 21st Century

Reason #20: "School libraries are essential learning resources and librarians are the 'guides inside' our schools, leading everyday teaching and learning toward methods and outcomes that best prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century." - Bernie Trilling, Global Director, Oracle Education Foundation, 2010

Reason A Colorado study found that the reading scores of students in grades are consistently higher for schools that have at least one full-time librarian. Library Quotes, Library Ideas, Public School, High School, Teacher Librarian, College Library, Youth Programs, Daily Facts, Library Displays

Reason #6. A Colorado study found that the reading scores of students in grades 3-5 are consistently 4-8% higher for schools that have at least one full-time librarian.

Reason # An Ohio study found that an effective school library is: a dynamic place where students develop the information literacy skills they will need in life. Information Literacy, Teacher Librarian, Daily Facts, Literacy Skills, Ya Books, Workplace, Quotations, Ohio, Students

Reason # 14: An Ohio study found that an effective school library is: a dynamic place where students develop the information literacy skills they will need in life.

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries: #5. School librarians offer information literacy and technology instruction that is crucial to success in digital environment, which is particularly important among marginalized student who may not have access to resources and computers in their homes. Okay For Now, Just For You, Library Lessons, Library Ideas, Information Literacy, Daily Facts, School Librarian, Media Specialist, Student Success

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries: #5. School librarians offer information literacy and technology instruction that is crucial to success in digital environment, which is particularly important among marginalized student who may not have access to resources and computers in their homes.