Tips & more

100 things schoolchildren will miss without a librarian

100 things schoolchildren miss without a school librarian

This outstanding visual is a timeless – and complete – list of reasons we should support libraries and librarians.

May 2011. Dr. Nancy Everhart, the President of American Association of School Librarians (AASL), is on her tour visiting 35 leading school libraries in the United States.

At James Mastricola Upper Elementary School in Merrimack, New Hampshire, she unveils an epic list of 100 things kids will miss if they don’t have school librarians in their schools. The list is based on a research conducted by Dr. Everhart in cooperation with Dr. Marcia Mardia.

Most of the things on the list are related to all libraries, including the one that’s located in your neighborhood, no matter which country you live.

Some time later, this concise ready-to-hang visual was created by AASL in cooperation ALA (AASL’s mother company), Library Media Connection, and Florida State University. The visual looks like a word cloud and is a timeless invitation to support libraries and librarians.

We have converted the original pdf file into a high-quality image that will actually let you see all the texts. Click or tap to see it enlarged.

Most importantly, make sure to download a printable version (in pdf format) directly from ALA website. You will be able to print it out and hang on a wall at the school library or kids’ room.

100 things schoolchildren miss without a librarian - full infographic

Via AASL Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs.

Interested in infographics about books and libraries? Keep exploring:

Common literary devices – the ultimate infographic guide
– May 6, 2022

The most popular literary hotspots across America, by state and genre (infographics)
– April 29, 2022

Reading for pleasure declined since 2004 by almost one-third
– April 27, 2022

Book censorship in the 2021 by the numbers
– April 26, 2022

How to set up and organize a perfect home library (infographic)
– February 21, 2022

Recommendation box

Gifts for modern bookworms in 2023

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.

• • •

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This unique, intensive, pseudo-marbling composition notebook pattern with a preworn label is available on the latest iPhone cases in several colors, including green, brown, and purple.

Zazzle

• • •

Innovative reading light

Compact and innovative reading light

From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.

Amazon

• • •

Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.

Amazon

More gifts for bookworms