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ProQuest congratulates the three winning student videos of this month’s “Lives Change @ Your Library” contest!  The contest, hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), encouraged students to express their creativity by submitting a video explaining how their school library has made an impact on their life. In support of school libraries and School Library Month, ProQuest is awarding a one-year subscription of CultureGrams™, an online database that brings the world to the library and classroom, to each of the three winning school libraries.  



Students were set on a mission to showcase the library at their school through humor, drama or music in their live-action videos. After a month-long contest, the entries were judged based on how well and how creatively each three-minute video addressed the theme, “Lives Change @ Your Library”, by answering the questions: “How does your school library change lives?” or, “How has an experience you have had at your school library changed your life?”

Check out the amazing winning entries:

Libraries Change Lives at Dartmouth Middle - Dartmouth (Mass.) Middle School

Lives Change @ Your Library - Grassfield High School, Chesapeake, Va.

School Libraries Change My Life - David A. Kaechele Elementary School, Glen Allen, Va.

The winners receive a full set of Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, provided by the publisher, Abrams. And these inspired students helped their school libraries obtain a complimentary one-year subscription to CultureGrams from ProQuest.

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it's more important than ever to educate students about the world around them.

ProQuest extends our congratulations to the winners and we hope that the videos submitted will help encourage school library programs to continue the valuable work and support that they provide.  As the students have demonstrated, library programs do have the ability to impact students’ lives. Change lives at your library today!

02 May 2014

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