Gov. Cuomo wants to expand full-time pre-K education, and President Obama put support for early learning in his State of the Union address. They should both go to the library, according to advocates for using the public library as a key part of the learning process for toddlers to 4-year-olds.
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.”