The library opens minds, enriches lives and brings our community together. As our world changes, our libraries face new challenges. That is why your help is so important. Your gifts fill empty shelves, expand programs for communities and provide access to technology. Your gifts also enhance services to children, teens, adults and people with special needs.
A 2005 study of the Illinois School Libraries shows that students who frequently visit well-stocked and well-staffed school libraries end up with higher ACT scores and perform better on reading and writing exams. Interestingly, the study points out that access digital technology plays a strong role in test results, noting that "high schools with computers that connect to library catalogs and databases average 6.2 percent improvement on ACT scores".
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This charity has my support because of my own personal invovement of chidren with special needs education.