Libraries Matter

Preschool (Age 0-5)

School Library Talking Points

  • Students can get a head start on early reading success, if they are given opportunities to use public libraries. Students who are exposed to print-rich environments are more successful in school. And, they can go on to be successful lifelong learners, if that early boost is built upon by school library media programs.
  • Students achieve more academically when their teachers and school librarians plan and deliver instruction collaboratively.
  • Students’ academic success is fostered by a well-funded school library media program.
  • Students are more successful academically when their teachers benefit from professional development opportunities offered by their librarian colleagues.
  • Disadvantaged students have a better chance of succeeding academically when they attend schools with strong library programs.