Resources for Celebrating National Library Week


National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958, is an annual celebration of the contributions of America’s libraries and librarians sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.

Our nation’s school, academic, public and special libraries make an impact in the lives of children today more than ever and serve as crucial technology hubs for people in need of free web access and computer training. This year National Library Week will be celebrated on April 11 – 17th with the theme “Communities thrive at your library.”

Fantasy Library Contest

A challenge from mystery author Laurie R. King to create your own fantasy library using words, pictures, charts, diagrams, or any tool you like. The winner receives literary art and a complete collection of Laurie R King books for the library of your choice. Deadline: April 9. Incorporate mathematics content in this contest by modifying this NCTM Illuminations lesson into a Design your Own Library unit.

Celebrate Library Week

Browse this site for dozens of lesson plans and projects for National Library Week from EducationWorld.

Kidzone – Find a Library
Children can use this tool to find a library near them, the size of their book and video collection, and much more.

Use this web 2.0 library tool to catalog libraries for your children. Users can review, connect, and share between libraries. It is intended for home library use.

100 Terrific Websites to Celebrate National Library Week
Click here for more web 2.0 library tools, teacher-librarian bloggers, or more activities for National Library Week.

Reading Curriculum and Reading Games by Smart Tutor

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