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June 25, 2010

Help Save Our Libraries!

Posted by Marisa Emralino
We know that most of you rely on your local and school libraries not only to feed your insatiable reading habits during these summer months, but also as a critical tool during the school year for help with assignments, access to computers and periodicals, and even a quiet, conducive and safe place to do homework. Tuesday, June 29th is National Library Advocacy Day --- a one-time-only event to be held during this year's American Library Association annual conference in direct response to local, state and federal budget cuts affecting libraries nationwide.
Today's very special guest blogger is Linda W. Braun, the president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Below, she shares details about this year's Teen Read Week program, discusses the benefits of reading for pleasure, and even recommends some exciting titles that'll allow us to "read beyond reality."