April
Week 27
Day 130: Change Displays
  • Multicultural (International Week)
  • Funny Books (April Fool’s)
  • Poetry (National Poetry Month)
  • National Library Week (books that involve libraries or librarians)
  • AASL School Library Month

Day 131: Partner with an English or Art Teacher to make a poetry museum (Suzanne Rahn)

Day 132: Hold an event during Open House such as an "Open Mic" or "Poetry Slam"

Day 133: Celebrate a poem in my pocket day.

Day 134: Go to a PTSA Meeting and talk about the services your library offers to improve student achievement.

Week 28
Day 135: If you care about it, blog about it, or Tweet, or Facebook, or whatever medium you communicate best.

Day 136: Testing season begins. Have a test preparation workshop. Gale's Testing and Education Reference Center has great test prep materials.

Day 137: Create a testing tips bookmark or handout. Here's a sample from Jim Wright

Day 138: Read this Blog: http://advocate4libraries.csla.net/2011/06/identifying-brand-advocates-for.html

Day 139: Start a library club of students to help with advocacy efforts. Have students write letters to your School Board and Superintendent about how the library has helped their academic achievement.

Week 29
Day 140: Publish a poetry journal.

Day 141: Read the Blog: AASL's Advocacy Tip of the Day. Sign up to receive the AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day.

Day 142: Contact a legislator:
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Until 2022

Website: feinstein.senate.gov

Washington, D.C. Office:
331 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-0504
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954

San Francisco Office:
One Post Street,
Suite 2450
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710

Kamala Harris (D)
Until 2022
Website:
https://www.harris.senate.gov/

Day 143: Find out who your Congressmen are and e-mail or write them a letter about the importance of funding libraries. You can look up your Congressmen and other local leaders at
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

48th District
Dana Rohrabacher
https://rohrabacher.house.gov/contact/email-me

Day 144: Write a letter to the editor in your local paper in support of libraries. Feature a program at your library that has made an impact on student literacy or expose the lack of support of libraries and it's impact on students access to books and reading.
Stephen Krashen does this all the time in support of libraries. He has posted his letters for reference on his site. See more Books and Articles by Stephen D. Krashen. Stephen Krashen is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California.