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Beyond the Book exchange

The literacy hub of the school

I was browsing past copies of "The Teaching Librarian" and came across an article in the Autumn/Winter 2001 (Vol 9, No 1) issue entitled "Eight ways an Elementary School can improve literacy" by Marilyn Willis. (p16-18)

While the issue is old (!), Willis has some great suggestions for making the library the literacy hub of the school. Knowing that many of you wear multiple hats, I'm wondering what you do to provide a library program that goes "beyond the book exchange"? Obviously, with time constraints, it's impossible to "do it all", but it's worth looking for an activity/innovation or two that helps solidify your library's reputation as the "literacy place".