EveryLibrary is Proud to Support D.C. School Librarians

EveryLibrary was proud to support a Read-In to Save School Libraries on Wednesday, June 2nd.

Despite the fact that the District of Columbia Public Schools will receive $14 million in stimulus funds, and even though dozens of reports show that school libraries are critical to student literacy success, our students continue to lose access to their school libraries. 

America's children deserve better.

Despite the fact that the District of Columbia Public Schools will receive $14 million in stimulus funds, and even though dozens of reports show that school libraries are critical to student literacy success, our students continue to lose access to their school libraries. 

America's children deserve better.


Click here to email your state representatives to ask them to support students in your state with funding for school libraries.


That’s why EveryLibrary was proud to support a Read-In to Save School Libraries on Wednesday, June 2nd. This event was sponsored by the Washington Teachers Union led by President Jacqueline Pogue-Lyons. EveryLibrary has been in this fight alongside WTU for two budget years. For the Read-In, we promoted it to everyone in our networks across DC and bought promo items like the fans. Before, during, and after we are hosting and promoting the Save DC School Librarians petition to the Mayor and Chancellor. 

The peaceful protest’s primary goal was to help improve the literacy rates of students by reducing class sizes and emphasizing the importance of school libraries and the role of school librarians in ensuring that students have access to the resources they need to succeed. Among the attendees were librarians, State Board of Education Representatives, the President of the District PTO, DC Library Association, ALA Representatives, along with parents and community members. These groups joined school librarians on the steps of the historic Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue.


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The next day, librarians and supporters provided testimony during the Washington DC City Council of the Whole Education Hearings. Despite these events, the fight still continues and we are committed to provide equitable service to all students in DCPS regardless of their zip codes.

Please take a moment to sign or share the petition to support D.C. school librarians and our students. 

SaveSchoolLibrarians.org is sponsored by Follett.

You can read more about our work in our Annual Report or visit our full website at EveryLibrary.org

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  • Patrick Sweeney
    published this page in News and Updates 2021-06-08 08:10:54 -0700