School Library Journal’s (SLJ) Build Something Bold Award, sponsored by LEGO® Education, will honor creativity in programming and lesson plans that incorporate hands-on learning and its meaningful infusion in the library or classroom as led by the librarian or media specialist.

We are seeking nominations from elementary or middle school libraries and media centers that demonstrate the exemplary and creative use of the school library and its resources to engage children with hands-on learning techniques to promote multiple literacies, from basic reading to digital skills.

Whether you’re planning to develop a program or already engaged in creative, hands-on activities in your library, we want to hear from you. One Grand Prize winner will be featured in an SLJ cover story and receive exciting prizes from LEGO® Education.

Grand Prize:
$2,500 Grand Prize and
*LEGO® Education Classroom Pack
*LEGO® Education Classroom Pack will be determined by LEGO® based on age appropriateness of winning library

1st Runner-Up – $1,000
Editor’s Choice – $500

Criteria for eligibility includes:
Creativity in space and program design
Effectively integrating curricular objectives toward enhancing literacy through hands-on activity
Demonstrated student engagement and impact on learning
Cost-effectiveness and ease of replication
Involvement of diverse participants
The nomination period will close on April 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.
No Purchase Nescessary
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