Monday, September 14, 2009

Want to fight illiteracy? Support your local library librarians in some districts might have only one day a week to service hundreds of students.

"For kids," said Heather Daly, president of the B.C. Teacher-Librarians Association and district librarian for Coquitlam schools, "it means a library that's closed, the lights off, four days a week."

For many school libraries in B.C., said Daly, Raise-a-Reader grants are helping to keep those lights burning.