"I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales." ~Mike Myers
You all know how I feel about public libraries, and how we all need to support them right now. I'm not going to say anything else today, as I said all I needed to say (for now) in my contribution to Literacy Lava 9 last week, as well as in prior posts about the topic.
Instead, for those of you who still are wondering why we should fight for school and public libraries in our own communities and across the world, I'd like to share three articles.
- "Librarians are Teachers, Too: Why Schools Need Librarians Now More Than Ever" (via @MarjieKnudsen on Twitter)
If you've read enough and would like to take action in the USA, here are two links:
- American Library Association can help you Save Libraries in Your State.
- Savelibraries.org "is a grassroots effort to compile information and advocacy resources for libraries that are facing devastating budget cuts." You can tweet your support by tagging your content with #savelibraries.
"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories." ~Ray Bradbury
Have a wonderful week!