Thursday, December 18, 2014

Julianne Moore on the importance of school libraries





Julianne Moore, award winning actress and bestselling author, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance and 30th anniversary of School Library Month (SLM) which is celebrated in April.


“School libraries are the best. I grew up spending most of my time in them. I really depended on librarians to guide me, and I am forever in their debt. School libraries make a difference,” said Moore. “I moved around a lot as a young child, and the first place I would visit in a new place was the school library. The librarians guided me, encouraged me, and set the stage for my lifelong love of reading. As educators, school librarians have a tremendous impact on our students’ personal and intellectual growth. School libraries foster creativity, innovation, play, and experimentation and offer a nurturing, and safe place for children to learn. I have a lot of love for librarians.”