Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … Wednesday, April 18 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for all you do!”

National Spokesperson

New York Times bestselling author, Jason Reynolds, is the 2018 Spokesperson for School Library Month.

Jason Reynolds (Photo by Ben Fractenberg)

“It’s impossible for me to talk about the importance of the school library without talking about the school librarian,” said Reynolds. “In full disclosure, the library wasn’t a place I frequented in school, but if I were in school today I’d practically live there, because there’s a good chance the coolest person in the building works where the books are. Not only can the school librarian help to curate a comfortable and welcoming space for all students, not only can they usher them to a vast array of books and reference materials, librarians also usually have the ability to connect with students on a personal level, because, well, they’ve read the most stories, which makes their potential for empathy and openness ceiling-less.”

Now Available! A downloadable video PSA from Jason on the impact of school libraries and librarians.