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December 7, 2022
Funding school libraries is a preemptive move against misinformation
Teacher librarians show students how to be discerning users and creators of information and equip them to investigate claims and use a variety of sources to draw their own conclusions.
November 3, 2022
Libraries support us, so we should support them
Libraries help in our children’s education, give access to resources that the less privileged desperately need and enrich our lives with resources for lifelong learning.
October 20, 2022
Kids or cops: who should use this library building?
Kids say the library is a safe place to do homework, read and have fun. City leaders say the building would be better for a police station.
September 29, 2022
Once again, McFarland city leaders lobby the county to turn its library into a police station
Kenny Williams, McFarland police chief and city manager, said the Police Department is in dire need of space and modernization: “There is no explanation that anyone can give me that providing library service is more important than providing basic public safety service to the community."
September 20, 2022
Cities and towns across California only get the libraries they can afford
California public libraries depend on local funding, creating wide disparities among communities across the state.
September 19, 2022
An island of reading for youth in the California juvenile justice system
A partnership between Alameda County's library, office of education, and probation department has led to a colorful, culturally inclusive library inside the county juvenile hall staffed with permanent staff who try to teach youth a love of reading and learning.
Betty Márquez Rosales
September 9, 2022
Amid community pressure, county blocks McFarland's plan to convert library into a police station
Tapping federal Covid money and other local funds, Kern County rejected a controversial plan to convert the McFarland library in the small San Joaquin Valley town into a police station. The library is expanding its hours from two to five days.
April 18, 2022
A small town in Kern County contemplates turning its community library into a police station
A petition pits the supporters of a county library branch against the small California city of McFarland's plan to convert it to a police headquarters.
April 14, 2022
Where are all of California's school librarians?
California has fewer credentialed teacher librarians in its school libraries per student than almost every state in the nation, a fact that research shows could be hurting students academically.
December 14, 2021
Our students deserve better than our woeful school libraries
While classroom libraries offer the best access and public libraries offer the greatest variety, school libraries offer the best of both worlds: convenient access to a wide range of materials for both pleasure reading and curriculum support.
April 23, 2019
Restorative justice among programs partially saved by Oakland City Council
Oakland Unified to receive $1.2 million from city to help reinstate cuts to Restorative Justice and Foster Youth programs, supplement library funding.
August 9, 2018
Baby and toddler storytime can create a lifetime love of reading
Local libraries help parents to learn early literacy skills through storytime. Children's librarians say storytime is one of the best ways to cultivate a young child's interest in books and encourage lifelong reading.
August 5, 2015
Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality
The program is part of a statewide effort focused on early education.