Declaration PR Page - School Libraries


Dear XXXX,

There is a special event occurring at the NAME of SCHOOL library on DATE and I want you to be part of it. The American Library Association is sponsoring a signing of the Declaration for the Rights of Libraries. This document is a way to show your support for our school’s library and the right to a vibrant school library for our students.  Research shows that school libraries, staffed by credentialed school librarians, are crucial for student academic achievement. School libraries address curriculum and student learning needs, and are the best positioned to teach the fundamental skills essential for college and career readiness.  You have always been a wonderful supporter and, by signing this declaration, you can be part of a very exciting event. I have invited the local media to cover this event. Please come to NAME of SCHOOL, ADDRESS, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and be a part of this historic night.





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Declare your Right for a Vibrant School Library

If you love your school library, stand up and be counted! You can do so by signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries on DATE. The signing ceremony will take place in the library during the school’s [BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT/OPEN HOUSE/Other] at TIME. The Declaration is the cornerstone of Libraries Change Lives, an initiative of the American Library Association, designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types. Signatures are being collected from signing events around the nation and will be presented in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May 2014. For those unable to attend the signing event, the Declaration will be available for signing in the library for [TIME FRAME]. Find out more about the Declaration here.