Libraries help create educated, literate people

May 26, 2013 

I am a librarian at the Olympia branch of the Timberland Regional Library system.

Right after I read your editorial, I read an article by Nancy Pearl, in the April 8 issue of Publisher’s Weekly Magazine about how libraries can support the Common Core and how it is an opportunity for libraries and librarians to “show how central our services are to developing well-educated, critical-thinking children, teens, and adults.

As librarians, we already know how necessary we are (and how necessary we’ve always been) for creating a society of intelligent and literate people, but now we have an opportunity to take that message beyond the library walls.”

Adult Services Librarian Olympia Timberland Regional Library

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