I believe that school libraries should teach students how to collaborate, how to use their imagination, and how to be effective users of information. A good school library is one that encourages students to wonder while they read, ask questions and be creative. Students are accepting of others’ differences, uniquenesses, and point of views.  The value of a school library is one that strengthens cooperative learning by nurturing the inquiry process during projects, with students taking active roles in participation. Students share their learning, provide feedback and next steps to their peers, administrators are engaged in conversations with learners about literacy, teachers offer scaffolded and differentiated instruction, and parents are actively involved with the library to increase their children's academic successes. 

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