As part of YALSA’s push towards advocacy, the YALSA Legislative Committee has developed a new initiative called “Advocate of the Month.” We are happy to tell you about our first Advocate, Danielle Driggers.

Danielle is a student in Flower Mound, Texas who created a video for ALA’s “Why I need my Library” Contest.’ In her own words, this is her personal advocacy story:

I really became involved with libraries when my mom got her first job as a librarian in 2008. Since then, I’ve helped her set up her school library when she was working, and recently made a video for the American Library Association that shows exactly why I need my library. I hope that it has changed some people’s minds about libraries, and that they think of them as thriving places for things like technology, magazines, newspapers, and much more; they are no longer just for books!

On behalf of the YALSA Legislative Committee, we want to thank Danielle for her work.

If you or someone you know is an advocate for teens and libraries please nominate them at:‘ 


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