"The school library provides a wealth of curriculum-based resources as well as opportunities for students to learn at a personal level of inquiry, outside the assigned curriculum."
MAU Middle School Library MissionResearch says...
The Mt. Anthony Union Middle School Library mission is to offer an environment and framework that fosters inquiry, critical thinking, informed decision making, and the pursuit of personal and academic interests that will guide learners to become lifelong contributing members of society.
Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores (WLTX19.On Your Side News with 2 min. video and article)
"Research consistently shows that when children have access to good libraries with plenty of good books and with adequate staffing, they read more, and thus do better on reading tests..."
--Krashen, Stephen. 2004. The Power of Reading. Westport, CONN: Libraries Unlimited and Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
--Goodin, Susie M. S.M. 2010. "Steps Towards Unifying Literacy Theory and Librarianship.CSLA Journal, 34(l): 24-25.