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

Featured Video

Drag Queen Story Hour | SLJ Summit 2018

Through an enjoyable storytime experience, Drag Queen Story Hour addresses gender diversity and difference while teaching tolerance and building empathy.

Editor's Choice

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Teachers Eric Garner and Melissa Falkowski | SLJ Summit 2018

Garner and Falkowski, who teach broadcasting and journalism, respectively, spoke about their experience and the new book they have co-edited, We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by Parkland Student Journalists.

Claudia Eliaza and Dan Zanes | SLJ Summit 2018

Vocalist/music therapist Claudia Eliaza and Grammy-Award winning children's music artist Dan Zanes discuss their sensory-friendly folk opera. The husband and wife also sang songs.

Holiday Hacks | Make a Folded Magazine Christmas Tree

"Library Hacks" columnist Katie Darty demonstrates how to fashion a crafty tree from a magazine and glue in this one-minute video.

Behind the Read Woke Movement

What is Read Woke? School librarian Cicely Lewis and students at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, explore the idea that led to a reading revolution at their school—and internationally.

Craft Hacks: Layered Slime Jars

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about creating layered slime jars from Karissa Fast, children's and teen librarian at Fort Erie Public Library in Ontario, Canada.


Superintendents Panel: On Leadership & Partnership | SLJ Summit 2018

School superintendents Michael Prayor, Toni Pace, Sean Doherty, and Dave Schuler discuss types of "good trouble" librarians can engage in with leadership. Moderator: Joyce Valenza.

Ali Schilpp, 2018 School Librarian of the Year | SLJ Summit 2018

SLJ’s 2018 School Librarian of the Year discusses how to collaborate and innovate in any school environment.

Angie Thomas Keynote | SLJ Day of Dialog 2018

The author of The Hate U Give delivered a keynote at SLJ's annual event. Her next novel, On the Come Up, will be published by Balzer + Bray in 2019.

John Green Keynote | SLJ Summit 2017

Author John Green opened School Library Journal‘s 2017 Leadership Summit in Nashville, TN, with an emotional keynote on October 7, just prior to the release of his novel Turtles All the Way Down (Penguin Random House).

''Good Trouble''

Congressman John Lewis at the SLJ Summit.

Books & Reviews

Read Woke Panel | SLJ Summit 2018

Authors Renée Watson, Cicely Lewis, Ellen Hagan, Ibi Zoboi, and moderator Daryl Grabarek discuss representation in their work and YA literature.

Banned Books Week 2018, UK Teen Edition

Students at Glenthorne High School in Sutton, UK, booktalk their favorite challenged titles

SLJ Best Books 2017 Reveal

School Library Journal editors reveal the best of everything in 2017, from books for kids, tweens, teens, and young adults to adult books for teens, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, apps, and music.

The Decisive Moment

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

30-Second Booktalks

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


Funny Girls: Betsy Bird and Erica Perl

Librarian and blogger Betsy Bird chats with author Erica Perl about her new book All Three Stooges (Knopf).

Marie Lu Talks Video Games, Sci-Fi, and #OwnVoices

The New York Times best-selling author of Legend shares her favorite sci-fi reads and talks about her latest, Warcross. For more great videos, visit

Five Questions for Daniel Jose Older

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz interviews Daniel Jose Older.

From the Community

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

This anthology by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale was named a finalist for the 2018 YALSA Nonfiction Award.

Sharp Words for Accelerated Reader

Teacher Colby Sharp is not a fan of AR. His impassioned rant.

''The Breadwinner''

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


Kristina Holzweiss’s Back-to-School Plans

Starting in a new position at Syosset (NY) High School, SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year is focusing on assistive technology and equity.

Get Started with Google Custom Search

Keep young researchers focused on worthy sites using a Google Custom Search. A tutorial by Joyce Valenza.

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