Original video content from School Library Journal’s editors, bloggers, and partners.

Featured Video

Ruth Behar On Diverse Middle Grade Historical Fiction

The anthropologist chats with SLJ’s Shelley Diaz about her middle grade debut Lucky Broken Girl.

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Editor's Choice

Teens Lead American Sign Language Storytime

Teens in the ASL Club at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, lead storytime performance for local preschoolers and others via YouTube

Marnie Webb on “Extreme Listening”

CEO of Caravan Studios Marnie Webb unpacks design thinking, providing a model for developing projects, from idea to prototype, through deep, empathetic listening.

Fast Learning Sessions at the SLJ Summit

An Ohio librarian changes lives for low-income families through a holistic storytime program and more inspiring mini-talks from our flagship annual event.


''Good Trouble''

Congressman John Lewis at the SLJ Summit.

Summit Highlights

Attendees reflect on the SLJ Summit experience in this overview of the program.

Karim Abouelnaga

Redefining your sense of purpose, the topic of Abouelnaga’s keynote, became a through-line for the 2016 SLJ Summit.

Books & Reviews

Man Preaches ''The Very Hungry Caterpillar''

An unidentified enthusiast read the gospel of Eric Carle in Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia.

30-Second Booktalks

Budding entomologists and gardening enthusiasts alike will discover fascinating facts and how-to project inspiration in DK’s The Bee Book.

The Decisive Moment

Betsy Bird and Lori Prince watching the livestream of the announcement of the American Library Association's 2015 Youth Media Awards.


Five Questions for Nina LaCour

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz interviews the YA author about We Are Okay, her favorite LGBTQ reads, and what she's working on next. 

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Five Questions for Isabel Quintero

The author chats with SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz about her first foray into books for younger readers with Ugly Cat and Pablo.

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SLJ Talks to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has big plans to make the world’s largest library more relevant and accessible to kids.

From the Community

''The Breadwinner''

The trailer of a full-length animated film based on Deborah Ellis’s novel The Breadwinner.

''We have the original Rhapsody in Blue''

With over 160 million items, the Library of Congress has something for everyone.

School Librarian of the Year

Todd Burleson, SLJ’s School Librarian of the Year, on the experience of a lifetime.


Circuitry Project

A brief tutorial using Chibitronics by school librarian Colleen Graves from her book with Aaron Graves, The Big Book of Makerspace Projects.

Breakout from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

A Breakout EDU Challenge based on the book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Posted by Amy Williams.

Joyce Valenza at CUE

Computer using educators hear from star librarian and SLJ blogger Joyce Valenza at the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs, CA.