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Monday, June 11, 2012

"A library in every school, please" by Susan Elkin

Susan Elkin writes in The Independent: "Books are to education and learning what air and water are to life. Every child needs access to the printed word and lots of encouragement to explore it in order to develop properly. You might, therefore, be surprised to learn that many schools do not have a library or a librarian - which seems a contradiction in terms. How can you have an organisation whose raison d' ê tre is learning if it has no library? It's like a restaurant without a kitchen or a zoo without any animals..."

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