Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Jersey Rules!

Did you see this today? The US Secretary of Education and the Governor of New Jersey did a story time at a public library, and they recognized the importance of children's programs in public libraries to success in education.

I've been waiting my entire professional career to see this kind of recognition! Now it's time to leverage, people, leverage. Follow up with emails and calls to Secretary Duncan's office, thanking him for this exposure and asking him to include public and school libraries in the distribution of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds.

State and local funding for libraries is being pummelled across the US. Now is the time for us to grab for the brass ring.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

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