Take a look at these program ideas, resources, and recommended reading—and add your own.
A group of eighth graders in need of academic intervention in Virginia are now more confident readers. Never underestimate the power of a pooch.
Read-and-greet evening programs and home visits with culturally relevant books are some of the efforts librarians are making to bring families of English Language Learners into the school community.
“Free Verse” author Sarah Dooley has been leading a writing group at a West Virginia public library for six years.
From Pizza Hut to a local supermarket to a famous ball player, a library-advocacy team in Houston found the perfect partners to create change for students.
Check out these different models for school librarian-led summer learning initiatives, with or without grants and public library partners.
Public libraries are providing rich early-learning writing experiences with paper and pencil—along with chunky crayons, water, paintbrushes, and even a dollop of shaving cream.
Here are smart ideas for starting your summer reading program off with a bang—and keeping interest strong.
Inspired by the record-breaking Broadway musical, this librarian gets kids rapping, listening, and learning American history.
On Saturday, April 23, readers of all ages flocked to Irving to attend the North Texas Teen Book Festival, which boasted 63 panels and authors such as Sarah Dessen, Victoria Aveyard, Marie Lu, and James Dashner.
Librarian and programming expert Holly Storck-Post offers a foolproof program recipe for fun—and educational—marble runs.
Librarian Abbe Klebanoff shares tips and suggestions for organizing a teen poetry slam event during National Poetry Month and beyond.
Three rapid-fire presentations on steampunk making, organizing a regional maker expo, and digital game design wrapped up our Lead the Change Maker Workshop.
Reading buddy and paired reading initiatives are on the rise. Here’s what these programs look like today—and tips for creating your own.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Three libraries are leveraging kids’ natural love of pooches to make reading come to life. The result? Little patrons clamoring to sign up for programs such as Book Barkers.
They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.
Dahlstrom Middle School Library, Buda, TX, is keeping track of School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Books.