In the last year, Yavapai Library Network and the Library District’s K-12 County Librarian have been hard at work helping school libraries all over Yavapai County to assess, organize, and update their collections. Across the board, a lack of funding over decades has resulted in K-12 libraries being filled with outdated, worn materials. The average publication date in most collections is 1993. The most-used items have been checked out hundreds of times, while dated items just sit on shelves taking up space.
For many children, their school provides their only access to a library. For all children, learning to use the library at an early age provides tools and skills they’ll need for success in education and life. Schools are under tremendous pressure to make their budgets stretch.
One way the community can help make a real difference is to buy a book [or several] for your local school library. Bring on the Books is a program that makes it a snap to pick out a book that your neighborhood school needs and purchase it securely through Amazon Wishlist. Your donation will be processed and sent to the school of your choice. It’s that simple.
To help, go to yln.libguides.com/k12wishlists to choose your school and the books you want to purchase and spread the word. #ourkidsdeservebetter