April Is School Library Month
This guest post is written by AHS Librarian Robyn Young.
April is School Library Month in the Avon Community School Corporation libraries. Here are some examples about what is happening in your school library.
Finding good books
School librarians are certified teachers with an additional teaching certification or a Master’s Degree in Library Science. They are specifically trained in finding good books that match up to student needs. Did you know that 67% of children ages 6-17 find books to read for fun from libraries? (Scholastic)
School librarians are trained in teaching students how to do research and guiding students to determine what makes a good source. Students are taught how to be ethical users of information by citing their sources.
The benefits associated with good library programs are strongest for the most vulnerable and at-risk learners, including students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities; students who may not otherwise have access to high-quality reading materials. (Lance and Kachel)
School librarians are trained in teaching students how to navigate the digital world and become good online citizens.
School Librarians read to students, which makes a connection between the spoken and written word.
This year, we've highlighted our school libraries by publishing book reviews from students from across the district in a feature called 'The Library Minute'. To learn about our libraries, spend a minute with Yoris, Colin, Emmanuel, Cayce, Audrey, Madelyn, Damanpreet, Urleen, Elizabeth and Peyton, or Lauren. Or, ask your child — the school library expert in your family — about what is happening in their Avon School Library!