The ALSC legislation committee is urgently requesting your aid in support of the SKILLS (Strengthening Kids Interest in Learning and Libraries) Act in the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. For more information and to take immediate action, please go to the ALA Legislative Action Center site: http://capwiz.com/ala/home/ . (It’s so easy — it’s harder not to take action.)
Also please consider hosting a “I Love My Library” or “I Love My Librarian” Valentine’s Day program, during which kids, teens, parents and teachers can make valentines for their Senators and Representatives that support legislation that impacts libraries.
This is the single most important piece of legislation concerning school libraries that will come before Congress this year. Reauthorization of this bill is critical to the future of school libraries, and you can make it happen!
Make this election year, the year of the library!
submitted by Brandy Morrill, ALSC Legislation Committee