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'Ready, Set, Library!' CSM Director Mary Johnson Advocates for Full Library Funding

April 7, 2024
Pictured from left are Charles County Board of Education Member Jacob Gerding, Ashley Teagle from the Southern Maryland Regional Library, Congressman Steny Hoyer, and CSM Library Director Mary Johnson.

In advance of National LIbrary Week (April 7-13), College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Library Director Mary Johnson travelled to Capitol Hill to speak directly with legislators and advocate for full funding of all libraries -- joining several Chief Officers of State Library Agencies during its 'Voices for Libraries 2024' campaign.

nlw24-social-english-2-facebookshare.pngThe theme for National Library Week 2024 is "Ready, Set, Library," illustrating the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most. At the library’s author talks, workshops, and book clubs, Americans can connect with fellow enthusiasts and local experts while building relationships that will last a lifetime. No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—preparing for a new career, launching a business, or raising a family—the library provides an inclusive and supportive community where everyone belongs.

The American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its State of America's Libraries Report, including the list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2023.


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