October is International School Library Month (ISLM), an annual celebration of school libraries worldwide. Find ways you can lead the celebration, participate and advocate for the importance of school libraries, library professionals, and the students that make them great!
The 2020 theme for ISLM is “Finding Your Way to Good Health and Well Being”. It is based on one of the UNSDG goals i.e. UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 “Good Health and Well Being”. This year we are inviting participants to think about and celebrate the link between books, reading, school libraries, good health and well being.
Reading changed my life
Here is another amazing children's author who is supporting our campaign.
Thank you Swapna Haddow.
Gerald Rillstone interviewed librarians from Wainuiomata and Rāroa Intermediates about the School Libraries Transform campaign. Both librarians stressed the importance of having a well supported school library at their schools but that not all schools in Aotearoa New Zealand are as lucky.
"Long time Wainuiomata Intermediate school librarian Nanette Meadows knows only too well the importance of a well resourced library."
"Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Library manager Clare Forrest is a passionate advocate for school libraries and says there is no mandate by the
Ministry of Education for a school to have a library."
Help fight for all schools in New Zealand by signing the campaign petition.
SLANZA - School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa