School Library Month

Boy Reading a Book

April is National School Library Month. One unique feature of the USD 475 library media program is that the Integrated Library Program was started in 1986. USD 475 Library Media Services (LMS) Division’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning and to meet the information needs of students, teachers, and staff of by providing them with the necessary resources they need to be successful.  The AASL efforts for a national School Library Month were started by Lucille Thomas, chair of the School Library Media Month Committee. Thomas was appointed by President Judy King in 1983. The theme of the first national observance of School Library Month was “Where Learning Never Ends: The School Library Media Center.” In observance of National School Library Month visit your local library to check out a great book!