Thursday, April 2, 2009

Today, April 2nd, is Library Legislative Day in Boston

MA Residents Encouraged to Support Libraries

The American Library Association encourages ALL Massachusetts residents to send email messages to state leaders imploring them to support library funding. Library usage continues to rise, so funding is critical. Here's why:

* People are using computers and other resources at libraries to prepare resumes, search for work, and apply for jobs online.

* Libraries save money for residents of Massachusetts! In these times people are borrowing library materials-books, CD’s and DVD’s to make it through these tough times.

* Those who never could, or who now cannot afford a monthly Internet charge, are using the free terminals at the library to bridge their digital divide.

* School librarians are teaching essential 21st century learning and thinking skills including critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, collaboration skills, and information and media literacy skills. Kids need to learn these skills now! Without these skills Massachusetts will not be able to compete in the global marketplace.

* Libraries are helping thousands of residents everyday.

Click here to Take Action Now and learn more!

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