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If reading is your passion and you can’t wait to devour that new book you just borrowed, then October is your month with International School Library Month, an annual celebration of school libraries worldwide. Whether you participate for a day, a week, or even the entire month, this is a great opportunity to praise the importance of school libraries everywhere.

To help you get started, here are some of our favorite ideas for International School Library Month – and with the support of the Mopria Print Service app, celebrating has never been easier! From printing reading lists to printing reading challenges, this useful app allows Android users to simply connect and print to more than 120 million Mopria certified printers directly from their mobile phones.

Scavenger Hunt

What better way to promote the library and prove your love for books than a scavenger hunt? This idea is ideal for those libraries and schools that have resumed in-person learning. It’s also a great option when little children are involved, as it motivates them to explore the library and find new books.

  • Put your thinking hat on! Decide whether you want to search as individuals, as one big group, or in teams. Brainstorm and print some fun rules to hand out to each participant.
  • Hide books throughout the library.
  • Run a timed scavenger hunt, but be generous with the amount of time given, so that kids have time to complete the hunt and there is no pressure to rush.

Virtual Book Tasting

If your school is still remote or you simply don’t feel safe going places yet, this is the one for you. Encourage people to read a variety of books outside of their comfort zone through a “book buffet” – never heard of it? Keep reading! No matter the age, hosting a virtual book tasting can help introduce your children, friends, or even yourself to new books and genres. Print a reading list to put together a menu of books from your own library collection, keep track of the books you like (or dislike) and would like to share. Then organize the event through Zoom and invite everyone to join.

Tip: to make it a true “book buffet”, don’t forget to have some delicious appetizers with you during the event.

Book Reading Challenge

If you like games and competition, we’ve got you covered with a Book Reading Challenge. October is the perfect month for reading inspiration, with fall in full swing and Halloween enticing readers to pick up books that lean toward the spooky side. Whether you’re playing with your kids or your friends, this printable reading challenge can help you featuring lots of great ideas that will have readers haunting libraries’ bookshelves all month long. And if you’re feeling creative, you can modify these rules and make them even harder.

While mobile printing can help celebrate International Library Month, it does possess other benefits for your everyday life. To try out the Mopria Print Service app and explore some of its other functions, you can download the app here.

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