Sunday, December 26, 2010
New and Larger School Library Sparks Students' Interest in Reading
Link to December 25 nj.com article, "New Salem Middle School Library sparks a renewed interest in reading among students".
Excerpt: The new library in Salem Middle School has been in a constant process of adding books and resource material since it opened earlier this year.
While it’s been successful in providing children with regular access to a variety of educational material, it has also had an additional benefit — creating a new spark of interest in reading among students.
“Children have been really enjoying the new room and the change of scenery,” said Loretta Zink, library media specialist for the middle school. “We’re constantly enhancing our collection and expecting a lot of growth.”
And students have been seeing the benefits, according to the district’s superintendent.
The strong relationship between academic achievement and good school libraries. (11/13/2010)
Cathe Olson advocates for school libraries. (6/3/2009)
The value of school librarians. (2/16/2009)