A.J. Juliani, a well respected educator, that I follow closely, just posted this article on why LIBRARIES matter. I loved it and had to share it on my blog. He stated exactly what I feel and touched on some of the things I struggle with in my position.
OVERALL, the main point is LIBRARIES matter. There is a strong correlation in our NATION'S literacy rates and the number of schools with CERTIFIED librarians on staff.
This validates why I do what I do. LOVE how libraries CAN take kids AWAY from their problems and noise of their lives for a little while. THEY GET TO BE KIDS!