Evolving Practices in Creating a Reading Culture

We’ve all heard there’s no “going back to normal” and that includes our schools’ reading cultures. Four panelists spanning the PreK-12 spectrum share best practices to nurture a culture of reading, whether in school or at home, its evolution during a pandemic in a variety of learning environments, and how it continues to evolve. Join the discussion of newly emerging best practices to nurture a culture of reading both in the school building and virtually.


  • Melissa Thom, Teacher Librarian, Bristow Middle School
  • Erika Long, School Librarian, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Leslie Preddy, Library Media Specialist, Perry Meridian Middle School
  • Tom Bober, School Librarian; District Library Coordinator, School District of Clayton