Offsetting the Diploma Deficit

Today, the high school dropout rate has reached epidemic levels. There are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma—and those adults looking to return to high school have limited options. The startling figures below from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, uncover just how many adults in each state has less … Read more…

Promoting Success for My Son’s Future

By Rory R. 

As a child I would go to the library on a daily basis with my brothers, sister and grandma who is an avid reader. Going with her to the library was always fun and exciting as we got to read books that grabbed our imaginations, interest and took us to another level of learning. The library was also a great spot to find new friends as there were always planned events that brought community children together to see that day’s event. I remember authors coming in and reading to us and having games that incorporated math, science, social studies etc. These experiences may not have seemed important to me while as a child but I can say it was important because I was learning and it was fun.

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3 Generations of Library Users and Workers

By Marla H. 

When I was a child back in the 60’s, our library was in a very small house 4 blocks from my grandmother’s home. I loved going there in the summer and checking out as many books as I could then taking them to Granny’s house. I would spend lazy afternoons in her porch swing, reading about many different places and people. During the school year, I did the same thing only I used our large school library. I read nearly all of the books in the elementary library by the end of the 6th grade. Our Librarian, Miss Barker allowed my into the high school’s library but she always check to make sure it was appropriate reading for me. During my high school years, I was a volunteer in the school library for 2 years.

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