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April 2023: School Library Month

WHEREAS, school library programs staffed by certified school librarians are integral to  improve student achievement; and,

WHEREAS, effective school library programs contribute to a well-rounded education and improve the climate and culture of schools; and,

WHEREAS, effective school library programs promote and make accessible diverse print and digital resources for all students; and,

WHEREAS, certified school librarians teach students the skills they need to access, evaluate, and use information throughout their lives; and,

WHEREAS, certified school librarians are leaders in technology integration and digital literacy in their schools; and,

WHEREAS, school libraries are not only places where information can be found, they are also places that can bring enrichment and recreation to students for many years to come; and, 

WHEREAS, effective school library programs contribute to an interest in lifelong learning;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2023 as School Library Month in Michigan, and I urge all school boards, superintendents, school administrators, teachers, students, and citizens to join me in recognizing school libraries for the outstanding service they provide.