ISLM Bookmark Project update

Rick Mulholland, the International School Library Month Bookmark coordinator, is seeking more participants for the project:

Once again the ISLM committee is organizing a bookmark exchange project. Currently, we have a shortage of participants from outside of North America.

The details of this projects is as follows:

The ISLM Bookmark Project involves matched schools making homemade bookmarks (any style, shape etc. – be creative) that reflects International School Library Month’s theme of:

School Libraries: The Big Picture

The bookmarks must be mailed to your matched school in October 2009.

If you would like to become involved in this project, you will need to send the following information to the bookmark coordinator:

– your school’s name

– your school’s location (city , state/province/ country)

– the grade/age level of the students to be involved

– number of students involved (this is very important to ensure that you are matched to a school of similar size)

– the contact information (name and email address – include an alternative one where you can be reached during any school holidays)

Every few weeks until early September 2009, a new list of schools will be sent to the participating schools to choose a match.

For more information or to add your name to the list of participating
schools, contact:

Rick Mulholland

Bookmark coordinator

Rick’s message was kindly forwarded by Helen Boelens, who explains how she is implementing the project:

I am doing my best to encourage school in Europe to take part.  It is a nice project which gets children to look outside their own national borders. 

A good, fun project that gives students a broader view of other countries and cultures.

2 thoughts on “ISLM Bookmark Project update

  1. Yes, this is a lovely project. At Mossgiel Park we’ve exchanged bookmarks with schools in the UK, US, Canada and Spain, and this year with one in Qatar, (see The children love doing it, and it’s a good opportunity to learn about another country. I usually send an Aussie picture book (e.g. Possum Magic) with our finished bookmarks and have received some lovely ones in return. One word of advice – don’t take on too many. The first time I did it with all Y3-6, 200+ students and because I like to laminate them, it was a lot of work and also expensive to post. (Postage to the UK & Europe is more than to the US or Canada.)
    Lisa Hill, Mossgiel Park PS

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