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Library Advocates

Posts tagged Barack Obama

Nov 21
“I support the great work that educators and librarians are doing across the country.” President Obama

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Jan 17
American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Library Tour
The American Library Association commends the First Family for its  service to a school library on Martin Luther King Day. On Monday January  16, President Obama and the First Lady helped build bookshelves, paint the walls, and construct a reading corner for  students in the Browne Education Center’s school library in Washington,  D.C.
ALA President, Molly Raphael said, “We’re thrilled that President  Obama highlighted the importance of school libraries with his visit.  School libraries are an essential component to a robust education and  the President’s help makes one elementary school’s library an even more  attractive place to learn. We hope he’ll continue to visit school  libraries as part of his efforts to improve American education.”
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American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Library Tour

The American Library Association commends the First Family for its service to a school library on Martin Luther King Day. On Monday January 16, President Obama and the First Lady helped build bookshelves, paint the walls, and construct a reading corner for students in the Browne Education Center’s school library in Washington, D.C.

ALA President, Molly Raphael said, “We’re thrilled that President Obama highlighted the importance of school libraries with his visit. School libraries are an essential component to a robust education and the President’s help makes one elementary school’s library an even more attractive place to learn. We hope he’ll continue to visit school libraries as part of his efforts to improve American education.”

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