|First Grader Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
As a sign language instructor, one of my greatest pleasures is helping parents and caregivers teach their babies how to communicate using signs before they can talk. In essence, I'm helping babies find their voices.
This past year, I've invested a significant amount of time and energy advocating for school libraries. One of the most satisfying aspects of this experience has been seeing students find and use their voice to advocate for themselves.
Over the past few weeks, students have attended a variety of public meetings to advocate for Strong School Libraries staffed with certified teacher librarians. Here is a photo essay that captures the variety of young people who have added their voices to this important issue:
|5th Graders Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|Public Testimony Delivered by Beaverton School District 2nd|
|5th Grade Student advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|BSD Student advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|Beaverton School District 5th Grader Still Advocating for Strong School Libraries.|
|BSD 5th Grader Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|High School / Early College Student Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|High School Student Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|6th Grader Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
|Beaverton School District Kindergartener Advocating for Strong School Libraries (used with permission)|
|Soccer Players Advocating for Strong School Libraries|
I hope you will consider adding YOUR VOICE to this important issue. You can find lots of inspiration and information about the value of Strong School Libraries here and here, and if YOU'D like to write a blog post about Strong School Libraries, (or, you've already written a post you'd like to share) contact me using the form to the left.