I want to reintroduce you to George Bailey. In It’s a Wonderful Life, he learned what life would be like in Bedford Falls if he’d never been born. It turns out, the loss of George would have created a completely different, far less successful community.
Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life . Liberty Films. 1946 .
<ul><li>The average age of books </li></ul><ul><li>in local school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>is 25 years. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Berks, Bucks, Beaver, and Luzerne regional survey. Follett, 2007) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Edwards, Ali. “Books.” 12 June 2006. Flickr Creative Commons Pool. 28 Mar. 2008.< http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliedwards/543067160/>.
Nearly 40% of all PA public schools are without a librarian and school library. (estimated 2006-07 data, there are 3,568 public schools and 2,248 school librarians)
In Philadelphia, more than 75% of the city’s 265 public schools do not have a librarian or a library.
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the best in children’s and young adult literature.
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School librarians are active participants in ensuring the success of the Governor’s CCF technology initiative.