Most English teachers will tell you, "Kids just don't read like they used to." I disagree. Recently my high school treated students who passed all classes with a trip to Stonebriar Centre. Upon arrival, a large group flocked straight to Barnes & Noble, where they stayed until the bus ride home. On the bus, they exchanged books and discussed favorite authors. If high school kids are willing to dish out $17 on books at the mall, then why isn't a room the size of a basketball gym full of books free of charge appealing to them?
from Give me a reason to go to the library by student Andrea Drusch in the Dallas News, Saturday, September 29, 2007. (Thanks to Mary Ludwick for sharing this on LM_Net.)
School library media specialists, are we listening or simply going into a defensive/reactionary mode?