Libraries and literacy: Public, school libraries hook new readers for life

Via Scoop.itStudent Learning through School Libraries

“Jim Scheppke, Oregon State Librarian draws on the work of Stephen Krashen to argue his case that libraries are critical in supporting literacy development in young people. He says, ‘The evidence is clear. If we want all our children to become proficient readers and earn their high school diplomas, we must do everything possible to fund both public and school libraries…” Scheppke’s column published 6 Sept 2011.
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