- African American History Month
- Digital Learning Day – February 5th
- Groundhog Day
- Halfway Point of Winter Celebration
- Library Lovers Month
- Presidents’ Day
- Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 10-16
- Tooth Fairy Month
Blind Date With a BookAlthough this is not an original idea, my approach to this program was interesting. I challenged my library student aides to search the Internet and Pinterest for library programming for February. They came back with the Blind Date With a Book idea and I loved it. The development of the program began with students choosing books to wrap for the “blind date”. They wrote short hints on the outside of wrapped books for students to view in deciding their "blind date" choice. I couldn’t have asked for a more connecting project that included literature, writing, student book discussions, wrapping (yes the library discussed surface area), library promotion, and fun. Another student aide helped design the flyers and posters using Google Draw to make colorful displays for the library. Finally the entire program came together with an awesome display of wrapped books for students and faculty to check out during the Library Lovers Month Campaign. My student aides took ownership in all the displays and programming.
Google Presentation for Faculty
I will offer the same to students and set up a computer station with a large monitor in the library for students to add a favorite book slide into a PowerPoint presentation. Again the presentation will be downloaded and shared on various formats throughout the school. I’m very excited to see the feedback on this project.
My students took much pride in arranging the festive atmosphere for the month. Posters, flyers, and hearts adorned the library. One student commented, “It’s amazing that you can transform the library from snowflakes to hearts in one day.” I replied, “I didn’t transform the library, you did.”
Student Driven Projects
Pictured below is the "Favorite Book" computer station, the Blind Date With a Book display, and the final library student aide collage.
We put the Blind Date books on display for a week. The display generated so much interest that we added some components to the programming. My principal loves the idea and display and wants a book count on how many Blind Date books get checked out. Other students have asked to participate with recommending Blind Date books. We have set-up a wrapping station for volunteers to help wrap books.