Help Us Learn…Give us Hope

Forget your image of librarians as quiet and timid administrators, working diligently from within the safe and insulated confines of the local library.  Today’s librarians are active and engaged and leading efforts for change all over the world – even helping with peacekeeping missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Kansas Association of School Librarians has recently partnered with Gary LaGrange, a retired garrison commander for Fort Riley, in an effort to help build K-12 libraries in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as to rebuild university libraries.  Donated books are sent to Kansas where they are shipped out with military brigades transporting troops and supplies to the region.  At the beginning of this year, Dr. Jackie Lakin from the Kansas Department of Education, reached out to us here at MetaMetrics for help with this important project.  As developers of the Lexile Framework for Reading, we have an extensive network of publishing partners and we were happy to help spread the word.  Since that time, we have donated hundreds of books and many of our partners have been eager to help as well.  Galaxy Press, Orca Publishers, Workman, and Kane Miller have all jumped in with resources of their own.

Anyone can participate and be a part of this noble effort.  Click here to learn more.

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