April is National Library Month!

    School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April, school librarians are encouraged to promote their school library and the media programming available to all patrons. This is the month to celebrate your media specialist and the awesome service they provide. School libraries and school librarians matter! 
    2021-2022 APS Library Media Specialist of the Year
    Mr. Michael Rawls, Media Specialist @ Morningside Elementary School
    Mr. Rawls
    "The library is full of books; books are full of empathy, and empathy is understanding; understanding is the way forward. Author Tom Angleberger once said, “A school library is like the bat cave. It’s a safe fortress in a chaotic world, a source of knowledge and the lair of a superhero.” I couldn’t agree more. Libraries are safe fortresses for both books and patrons; protectors of ideas, knowledge, and information; preservers of stories from all walks of life; safe places to escape or explore. And librarians are indeed superheroes defending the right to read; fighting misinformation; and protecting sacred time for reading. Every school must have a library and a librarian; every school needs a bat cave led by a superhero."
    ~Mr. Michael Rawls

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    Our Vision
    The Atlanta Public Schools library media program provides collections, programs, and services to foster the development of information literate citizens through open and equitable access to resources in all formats.
    Our Mission
    The mission of the Atlanta Public Schools library media program is to make certain that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is achieved by empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and ethical users of information.
    Adapted from Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (2009)





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