Avidly / Ramona at Forty
Reading the Ramona books as a child and again as an adult and parent.
Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters | TED Blog
It’s time for summer reading! Here 16 TEDsters—from speakers Sarah Kay and Raghava KK, to attendees Rainn Wilson and Bill T Jones—pick books.
House budget dismisses role of IMLS
In a new budget released today from Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the House Budget Committee Chairman denounces the critical role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) plays in supporting civic engagement, literacy and lifelong learning in more than 123,000 libraries nationwide. Rep. Ryan recommends that the federal government not have a role in libraries and that Congress shift the federal agency’s responsibilities to the private sector in his 2015 fiscal year budget resolution.
This library, like thousands across America, stands as a beacon for education and information. Children know that if they have a question about the world, the library is the place to find the answer…Our nation runs on the fuel of information and imagination that libraries provide. Librarians educate and inform the public, and by doing so, they strengthen our great democracy.
-Laura Bush, former First Lady and Librarian
Please sign this petition to show support for funding the IMLS: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/release-statement-funding-libraries-and-museums-core-federal-responsibility/6g1tTXHv