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Celebrate School Libraries every October!

International School Library Month allows those in charge of school libraries around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire month in October to celebrate the importance of school libraries.

ISLM is an opportunity for those in charge of school libraries around the world to choose a day, week, or the entire month in October to celebrate everything great about  school libraries.

The 2017 theme for ISLM is “Connecting Communities and Cultures”. It is based on the annual IASL conference theme of “Learning Without Borders”. This year we are focusing on the idea that ISLM connects communities (learning communities of all kinds and our own social communities)  and cultures around the world as we share our love of school libraries and show some of  the wonderful activities that go on in our  libraries.

The ISLM team facilitates a number of activities that you might like to participate in as part of the celebration and no doubt you will also  have your own ideas for how best to make the most of ISLM in your libraries.  No matter how big or small your school library please do consider getting involved.

ISLM is open to everybody, whether you are a member of IASL or not, so spread the word and  start gearing up for a super time for ISLM this October! And remember,  you can tell everybody about your ISLM by sending information and photos to our “What People are Doing for ISLM” page.

For general queries about ISLM, please contact me at:

See the links below for  information about ISLM activities and how to register for them.

 The ISLM Team is a group of volunteers whose enthusiasm for school libraries has prompted them to join the ISLM Committee to work together to organise and facilitate International School Library Month. We welcome new members at any time. We look forward to working with you to make your ISLM a successful and enjoyable event this year.

With every best wish,

Yours sincerely,

Breege O’Brien, Chairperson, ISLM

Your ISLM Team: Breege O’Brien (Ireland), Sunita Malekar (India), Hosea Tokwe (Zimbabwe), Linda Thiebaud (U.S.A.), Chhavi Jain (India) and Abha Singh (India)

Bookmark Exchange Project                                   

Digital Bookmark Exchange Project 

Skype Project  


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