Let's hear it for school libraries

To the editor: I was thrilled to read Rebecca Constantino's plea for school libraries. ("LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads," Op-Ed, Sept. 14) Just imagine 28 books — the state school library association standard — available to every child, and adults to guide students in their choice of books. What a difference in literacy that would make. Students could share information, make discoveries, be inspired, find role models, obtain new ideas, appreciate illustrations and be excited. They might even be so enthralled by a book that they would take it home and never return it. That would be proof that the book was important to them. Let's...