A letter is being circulated by Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program. The deadline for signing this letter is tomorrow, April 24.
LSTA and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries are two of the most important federal programs for libraries today. The letter is addressed to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriation Subcommittee and requests that the Senate include President Bush’s request of $226.18 million for LSTA and $100 million for the Improving Literary Through School Libraries program for fiscal year (FY) 2008.
For complete details on contacting your Senators, visit the ALA Washington Office blog.
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