This booklet is one of a series of publications presenting results from the recent Pennsylvania study on school library impact.
Written by Mary Biagini, it:
* Explains why school library programs are essential to student
* Presents an overview of recent research that demonstrates how students and teachers benefit from school libraries
* Outlines the state of public school libraries in Pennsylvania based on a 2011 study conducted by the State Board of Education, and
* Recommends steps school library advocates can take to assure that all elementary and secondary students in Pennsylvania have access to a library in their schools.