ESEA

For the first time we are seeing strong language protecting School Libraries in national education policy. ESEA is up for a vote and this bill will be CRUCIAL to the future of school libraries, a section of the profession that has been under assault for decades. An Assault on One is an Assault on ALL. Stand up for School Libraries in America TODAY!

Find your Elected Official in the House

  1. Contact your Representative to let them know how essential this bill is to our children’s education and futures.
  2. Contact absolutely everyone you know and ask them to do the same thing.

Talking points

  • Vote Yes on the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report.
  • School libraries are critical to our children’s future and the Conference Report includes critical language to support effective school library programs.

This language is historic: For the first time in half a century Congress has underscored the importance of effective school library programs by expressly including them in multiple parts of this watershed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Join the movement to protect school libraries and call Congress today.


Ingrid Abrams Supports School Libraries and wants you to contact Congress to say you do too!

Ingrid Abrams The Town School’s Library How Does the Work of School Libraries Impact Your Work as a Library Professional or Person? I am just coming out of nearly 7 years working for Brooklyn Public Library. It was important, hard

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Sarah Houghton Supports School Libraries and wants you to contact Congress!

Sarah Houghton San Rafael Public Library The Librarian in Black Why are School Libraries Important? School libraries are the front line of learning defense for children everywhere. School libraries are where children can discover new interests, new challenges, and find

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Turner Masland Supports School Libraries and thinks you should call Congress and say you support them too!

Turner Masland Portland State University Library Why are School Libraries Important? Lifelong learning is an essential skill as a citizen in the 21st century. Life in the information age is one of constant change. Libraries are indispensable institutions, providing citizens

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Erica Findley Supports School Libraries and would like you to contact your rep in congress

Erica Findley EveryLibrary Why are School Libraries Important? A school library is often the first library a child will use. School libraries ignite a passion for reading, strengthen literacy, and provide a safe space for young people to study. The

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Suzanne Jaynes Supports School Libraries

Suzanne Jaynes Portland Public School Why are School Libraries Important? I had the great opportunity to spend 30 years in the same elementary school library getting to shape it into a great place for students, parents and the neighborhood to

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