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?

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What are people saying?

"The school library...a very special place for all students..."

Michael Salmon - Author and illustrator

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.

Testimonials

"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

The Big Issue: Love of Libraries

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The Big Issue: For the Love of Libraries In March 2019, The Big Issue cover story was all about libraries. … Continue reading The Big Issue: Love of Libraries

Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective

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Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian perspective Abstract: “The information environment of a … Continue reading Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective

Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view

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Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view “The Australian Curriculum is a living document, and developing, implementing … Continue reading Article: Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum: A bird’s-eye view

From our blog

Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

Celebrating 1 Year of the Students Need School Libraries Campaign   It’s our birthday!! The Students Need School Libraries campaign is turning one. It’s been a big year since our launch in October 2018. Here are some of the highlights: SNAP for SNSL photo competition – thanks to the sponsors and congratulations to the winners. … Continue reading Celebrating 1 Year of SNSL

International School Library Day 2019

International School Library Day 2019 October 22, 2019 is International School Library Day. What an exciting way to celebrate school libraries and everything they do for school students and school communities. School libraries may provide the only place a child has access to books. Or maybe the school library is a place of refuge for … Continue reading International School Library Day 2019

Practical Steps for Action

My Library Needs Help: Practical Steps for Action Sadly, for those in the know about the state of many school libraries across Australia-and indeed the world- it comes as no surprise to hear of a school library being so unaccessible and unattractive that teachers are using their personal funds to buy books just to get … Continue reading Practical Steps for Action

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