Research and statistics to help advocates make the case for libraries at every stage of youth development and education.

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Preschool 0-5

preschool library advocacy

There is a positive and statistically significant relationship between children's services in public libraries and early reading success at school.  Public | School

Kindergarten - Middle School 6-12

Advocacy for Children

When the act of reading extends beyond the schoolroom and becomes part of daily life, ongoing literacy is on its way to becoming a reality.  Public | School

Teens 13-18

In an increasingly global, technological economy…young people must also be able to work comfortably with people from other cultures, solve problems creatively, write and speak well, think in a multidisciplinary way, and evaluate information critically.  Public | School