DCPS Read-in to Save School Libraries

Our colleagues at WTU, the Washington Teachers Union, are hosting an important day of action to highlight the role, impact, and importance of school librarians in DCPS.

DC Public Schools are still threatening to cut school librarian jobs. This despite the tremendous amount of aid that is intended by Congress to help retain staff who are focused on student success. And student success is exactly what DCPS school librarians focus on every day.

Please join WTU and school librarians from across DC Public Schools for the "Read-In to Save School Libraries" on Wednesday, June 2nd from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the Wilson Building in Washington, DC.

The first 40 minutes will be a silent "Read-In" on the steps. We will then hear from parents, school librarians, students, elected officials, and educational stakeholders about the campaign. Your respectful and engaged presence will help send a strong message to the City Council, Mayor, and District Administration that cutting school librarians is the wrong policy for DC students, their families, and their future. 

This event is live and in-person on June 2nd at the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20004). Participants are expected to practice COVID-safe behaviors while being a part of this important day of action. Please plan to arrive as close to the 4:00pm start time as possible and leave without much delay. There will be prizes, free books, and other treats to make for a fun event.

This Read-In is event is sponsored by the Washington Teachers Union and EveryLibrary is proud to support its goals. If you have not signed the petition to the Mayor, City Council, and Administration or need to share it with your neighbors, friends, and colleagues in D.C., please visit https://www.saveschoollibrarians.org/dcschoollibrarians. 

We hope to see you on the steps of the Wilson Building. #DCPSneedsLibrarians - now more than ever.