April 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

SLJ Accepting Entries for 2015 Build Something Bold Award

BuildSomethingBold_2015_Thumbnail_200x190School Library Journal’s (SLJ) second annual Build Something Bold Award, sponsored by LEGO Education, is open for submissions. This year, the award honors creativity in programming and lesson plans that incorporate hands-on learning and its meaningful infusion in the library or classroom, led by a school librarian or media specialist.

Last year, the award recognized space design within a school library that demonstrated exemplary use of the library and its resources to effectively engage children and/or teens. The grand prize winner, Walnut Grove Elementary School library, in New Market, AL, helmed by librarian Holly Whitt, featured a high-tech digital diner complete with 1950s style booths and jukeboxes.

Walnut Grove Photos by Bob Gathany.

Last year’s winner, the Walnut Grove school library. Photo by Bob Gathany.

SLJ currently seeks nominations from U. S. 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 are already engaged in one, we want to hear from you. One grand prize winner will win $2,500 and receive a LEGO Education Classroom Pack and be featured in an SLJ cover story. The first runner up will win $1,000, and the editor’s choice will receive $500.

The nomination period closes on April 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Find out more about the award, and read the official entry rules.

Questions? Email: sljbuildsomethingbold@mediasourceinc.com