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The question of the moment appears to be ‘what can we do to help kids read more?’ That’s a tough one. In 2024, our kids are stretched in ways we never were; recreational reading plays second banana to homework, enrichment classes, club sports, tutoring sessions and, of course, the siren call of digital devices. In less privileged communities, kids have much bigger responsibilities at home and carry the same homework burden without the benefit of paid help. Gone are the days of watching Brady Bunch reruns after school and reading past your bedtime – today’s kids are tired and stressed. But even so, one thing we librarians know is that books can help. The right book in the right hands can be a lifesaver.

Our work in the world of libraries and classrooms has never been more important. Never in our history have we been asked to do so much, whether it’s guiding our kids through the maze of digital citizenship or creating space and opportunities for them to engage with the printed word. It’s hefty. And yet, I’ve never met a single library or reading professional who wasn’t wholeheartedly devoted to their calling. So let’s do this.