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President Obama’s State of the Union speech focused on many themes that form the basis of library services in communities across the country. These include:
- The need to create and bolster ladders of opportunity;
- Early learning is one of the best investments we can make in our future; and
- Connecting students to high-capacity broadband is an immediate priority for supporting 21st Century education.
All of these are core to the library mission of ensuring equitable access to information, technology, and learning in the Digital Age. It is vital for policy makers at all levels to recognize libraries are part of the solution in achieving our shared vision. Libraries are a critical partner in opening the door to equality in opportunity. America’s Libraries Are Rung on Ladder of Opportunity