How to Get Involved

Get Involved at Your Child's School

Research shows that schools with strong school library programs have higher rates of success. With this in mind, you may want to become more involved. There are several ways this can be accomplished.

There are often many tasks with which your child’s School Librarian may need assistance. By helping in the school library you will be able to see first hand how the school library program impacts education. This is also a great opportunity to find out what resources your School Librarian needs in order to prepare students for the 21st Century. Visit The School Library: What Parents Should Know for more information about school library programs.

Involve Elected Officials

Contact your elected officials and let them know how school library programs impact education. Especially in difficult economic times elected officials have a very difficult job of choosing where to allocate funds. If they view a program as unnecessary or as an extra feature, it will often be in danger of being cut. Try to be specific about your needs. If your school system does not have a certified School Librarian in every school, state the research that supports having one.

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