Students are more likely to be successful academically if they have the benefit of library program led by a state-certified school librarian.
6-12 (elementary/middle school)
Students achieve more academically when their teachers and school librarians plan and deliver instruction collaboratively.
Interactions with a school librarian aid children and teens in becoming confident, competent, and independent learners.
The school library program plays an important role in helping students get an overall conception of the information seeking process with all the different steps it contains.
Students learn 21st century learning skills through state-of-the-art school library programs.
Well-trained library staff help students learn how to perform age-appropriate Internet searches using the public library’s free public access workstations, and other library learning tools and services, such as live online tutoring and Web-based resources for homework help.
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 programs.
Students and their families take advantage of the free learning supports offered by their local public libraries.
Students participate in reading activities year-round, thanks to the public library’s innovative after-school and summer reading programs. Programs like these help combat the achievement gap that has been shown to significantly widen over the summer.
Students who read for pleasure improve their academic performance.