One of the three elementary schools in our district is closing after this school year so they are sending the kids from the closed school to the other two schools. Because of needed space at one of the schools, they are tearing apart the library to turn into two classrooms. They do not need additional classrooms at other school (DD's), but they are cleaning out our library anyway and it will be left as an empty room (at least that is what we are being told).
At school board meeting last night a few people got up and read letters to the board in hopes to save our library, among them being a few students (including DD) and the librarian. Her letter was very powerful, but one thing she said I am really dumbfounded by.
She said that a large percentage of elementary school students never go to their public library, so the library at school is all many have.
That is so had for me to understand. DD has had a library card since she was 2 years old. She absolutely LOVES our local public library and we go anywhere from a couple times a week to a couple times a month, depending on how busy we are, summer-time vs school-time, programs they have going on, how quickly she reads the books or watches the movies, etc.
Do you take your kids to the public library?
Answer by gdiamante at 11:21 PM on Apr. 10, 2013
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Answer by missanc at 5:51 AM on Apr. 11, 2013
Our local libraries are great! My dau loves to go. They often have activities planned for kids, esp. in the summer months. (incl. the summer reading program)
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