Two more reasons to contact your US Representative. From the National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance:
“Appropriations season is now underway in Washington, D. C. It’s crucial that you call your U.S. Representative today and ask him or her to sign two separate “Dear Colleague” letters that support funding for libraries.
One letter, found here, supports funding for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Grant in FY13. This grant is crucial because at least half of it would go to low-income school libraries to help update their books and materials.
The other letter, found here, supports funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in FY13. LSTA is the primary source of funding for libraries in the federal budget.”
Click through for more info from the NCBLA.