Students Need School Libraries

All children need a quality school library run by qualified professionals. Is your child's school library all that it can and should be?

Share Your COVID-19 School Library Story

School libraries are busier than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic ensuring the students and staff they support have access to the resources, information and support they need. We'd love you to share your school library's COVID-19 story.

Sign a petition to save school libraries

The WA petition submission to the WA Legislative Council is open. Add your voice and sign the petition. Other state petitions will be open soon, so check back for more details.

Join Our Social Media Campaign

Use #StudentsNeedSchoolLibraries on your favourite social media channel and spread the word about the importance of quality school libraries.

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What are people saying?

Check out our Wall of Support from our author, illustrator and book professional ambassadors.

7 Signs Flyers - Free to download

Download, print and share our 7 Signs Flyer to help promote the importance of school libraries for all students.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure student access to high quality school library services.

Our vision is that every student has access to a dynamic, well-resourced school library run by qualified library staff.

Wall of Support

"Every school needs a school library—it’s a no-brainer. Reading underlies every area of the curriculum and the key is having a well stocked school library and a passionate school librarian who can put the right book into the right hands at the right time."

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Resources

Your voice is important. We invite you to join our campaign to spread the word about the importance of quality school libraries for all children. We have created a toolbox of free resources for parents, teachers and schools to use to help secure quality school libraries for all students.

Merchandise

Show your support. Our partners at Syba Signs have created a wonderful range of Students Need School Libraries merchandise. From posters and bumper stickers to banners and badges, you can show your support of our important mission.

10% of all sales will be donated back to the Students Need School Libraries campaign!

News

Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing?

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Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research Dr Margaret Merga explores the connection … Continue reading Article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing?

School Libraries: Good For What Ails Ya

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Medium: School Libraries: Good for What Ails Ya Check out SNSL Campaign Coordinator Holly Godfree’s latest article, shared on Medium. … Continue reading School Libraries: Good For What Ails Ya

Parent Brochure A Big Hit

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Success Story: Parent Brochure A Big Hit Carol Grantham promoted the parent brochure at her school open day – with … Continue reading Parent Brochure A Big Hit

From our blog

Curious and Wild #1

Curious and Wild #1 “I am curious about media literacy and how I can use my library lessons to teach digital and information literacy skills to students in Prep right the way through to Year 8. “ Madison Dearnaley, Teacher Librarian, Pacific Lutheran College. Return to all posts Working together to ensure student access to high … Continue reading Curious and Wild #1

Curious and Wild Blog Post Series

Curious and Wild Blog Series International School Library Day is nicely timed this year to coincide with CBCA Book Week. Mark your calendar for October 20, 2020. Whether you are celebrating one or both events, we invite you to join us in a range of amazing opportunities. More information can be found on the ALIA and SNSL websites. … Continue reading Curious and Wild Blog Post Series

Big News: SA ACER Report into School Library Staffing

Big News: ACER Report reveals data about staffing in SA School Libraries The 2011 Parliamentary Inquiry into School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia recommended national research into the links between library programs and student achievement as well as data on Teacher Librarian numbers in Australian schools. The School Library Association of South … Continue reading Big News: SA ACER Report into School Library Staffing

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