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Valdosta City Schools Celebrate School Library Month

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April  librarians/media specialist are encouraged to host events to help their school and local community celebrate the vital role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.

Libraries and media centers aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging centers that offer collaboration with teachers and students using new technologies or earning how to use technology, such as iPads, Chromebooks and other devices.  Media centers are also used for teaching classes, hosting book fairs, or just a place that students come to check out a good book. Valdosta City Schools’ libraries offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, including MyON and Destiny Quest. This a web-based electronic catalog used to search school’s library collection as well as review websites and access eBooks. 

Valdosta City Schools’ media specialists believe that readers are leaders.  Together they work to instill and foster a passion for reading at an early age that they hope continues through high school and beyond. 

Each of the Valdosta City Schools’ media centers are celebrating by providing various programs and activities throughout the week to push reading and the importance of literacy.  

Celebrations during National Library Week include:

  • Monday, April 11: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2015.
  • Tuesday, April 12: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and friend groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
  • Wednesday, April 13: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities.
  • Valdosta High School will be celebrating National Poetry Month throughout the month of April.