School Library Advocacy

Questions to ask about your child's school library - 2022

Parents, you can help advocate for your child’s school library: Ask your child’s school principal or school board trustee these 3 questions:

  1. Does my child still have access to school library resources and to a qualified school library professional? How?
  2. Is a qualified school library professional responsible for selecting the books in my child’s school library?
  3. What is your plan for the school library next year?

Explaining School Library Funding in Ontario

Ever wonder where school libraries get their funding? 

The Ministry of Education provides all boards with funding for school library staff through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN). Use this one-pager on School Library Funding in Ontario to help advocate for your school library: Download Brief on School Library Funding

School Library Advocacy

  • Staffing Qualified School Library Professionals in Every School (March 2022), in English and in French
  • Including Library Learning Commons in 2021-22 Return to School Protocols (August 2021), in English and in French
  • School Libraries & the 2021-22 Grants for Student Needs (May 2021), in English and in French
  • Invest in Student Success by Investing in the School Library (December 2020), in English and in French 
  • Ensuring Student Success Through Access to School Libraries (July 2020), in English and in French

Save School Libraries Coalition

The Save School Libraries Coalition, formed in 2020, is  a national coalition dedicated to advocating for the critical importance of school libraries and their professional staff. 

Ontario Book Publishers Organization

Association of Canadian Publishers