Take a Story Stroll – Literacy with Movement

Written by Lynn Rushdi We all know our kids need to move more than ever. My inspiration for Sycamore Lion Story Strolls was born from a series of discussions with our PE teachers about combining reading and movement, especially on days when classes can’t go outside for recess or when they just need a “Brain... Continue Reading →

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It’s Time to Cast Your Ballots!

Written by Scot Smith How do you create excitement for reading in your school? You give them an amazing list of books and challenge them to read at least three of them! If your students have not voted for their favorite Volunteer State Book Award Nominee, now is the time to get their vote in.... Continue Reading →

TASL Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written by Lindsey Kimery This spring, over 270 students from across Tennessee submitted an original design for the annual bookmark contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. The theme of this year’s contest was “Everyone Belongs at Your School Library.” Student entries were judged by illustrator Kris Sexton in the categories of creativity, execution... Continue Reading →

Tennessee Legislative Day 2019

Written by Lindsey Kimery When it comes to school libraries, advocacy at every level matters. Sharing the impact and importance of our libraries is vital to the continuation of our profession and to the level of support we receive for our programs and resources. We have to make time to advocate in our schools, communities,... Continue Reading →

TASL Award Applications Now Open

Written by Louanne Nicely The TASL awards season is here once again! It is time to recognize the outstanding work that occurs throughout the year in our libraries across the state.  Do you know a librarian, administrator, collaborating teacher, or deserving Library Media Specialist student who deserves recognition? If so, it is now time to... Continue Reading →

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