Why we need school libraries

With an emphasis on test scores and “digital literacy,” there is a myth among many that the school library is irrelevant and even old-fashioned. Talk to students and you will find that they don’t feel this way. Children want access to books. They want to spend time in a library perusing titles and discussing what they are reading.

Research shows that the time children spend reading a book instead of a tablet results in higher levels of literacy and a greater likelihood that they will read more. The best place to get access to interesting books is the school library.

Source: The importance of school libraries – Los Angeles Times

I’m preaching to the choir here, but it’s always good to have resources to back up what you believe!

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