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Edwin Buckhalter, Chairman

If the future of world civilization lies with education, then it is unacceptable that any country should fail to educate its children (and in some cases adults) to read and write and to introduce them to the pleasures of gaining knowledge and experience through reading.

Libraries reinforce teaching and open wide horizons to all, irrespective of their background. At a time of budget cuts and economic difficulties it is critical for the ALA to maintain its support for The Libraries Transform Campaign and the world's libraries.

I am only too delighted that Severn House's contribution demonstrates our ongoing willingness to support library advocacy via the Champion program, which in turn helps produce a balanced society - and its future leaders in the community.

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