April is a wonderful time to celebrate libraries and library workers. Don’t keep it to yourself. Take the message to the streets and to your legislators during National Library Week (April 12-16, 2009) and School Library Media Month.
As you think about the message you want to share, take the time to visit the Issues & Advocacy section of the American Library Association’s web site. Under Advocacy for Libraries, you will discover the Advocacy University which includes Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education which “takes data and statistics from existing studies and translates them into meaningful language that demonstrates the need for libraries in kids’ lives,” as written in the Making the Case page about this project.
Worlds connect at our libraries. And during these tough economic times, we must advocate for children and libraries even more.