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Preparing for the new year

Do you have a list of activities you do before you even walk in the door of the school for the new year? I’d love it if you would email me those Must-Do’s. Here are a couple of mine:

  • Organize a Special Calendar of Events for the entire year
  • Register for YALSA’s Teen Read Week*
  • Register for the new & improved Wrestlemania
  • Plan for Internation School Library Day
  • Plan for inspiring everyone to enter the Why I Need My Library Video contest
  • Plan for El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros
  • Plan for the book fair
  • Organize a framework for the Library Club meetings
  • Prepare a space for student blog, wiki, and podcast work to be shared
  • Update the library page on the school website so it looks inviting & exciting
  • Spiff up the entrance to the library for a “Wow” experience as people walk in
  • Prepare collaborative documents/ electronic documents/ and incentives for teachers
  • Stock up on coffee and chocolate

*Visit the Teen Read Week website at  www.ala.org/teenread for program ideas, planning resources (including professional materials), publicity tools, etc. Register is  free! and you’ll receive access to the Teen Read Week
theme logo, Books with Beat @ your library, and be entered into drawings to win books from VIZ Media, Carolrhoda Labs, and Cinco Puntos Press.