Library Media Services
This is a challenging time to be a school librarian. Librarians have returned to school after being caught in a debate over books and what students should have access to in Texas public school libraries. The goal of the school library is to create a magical library experience that enhances the school experience for the students. In the 2021-2022 school year, a battle began that involved state politicians, parents and districts. Many libraries have faced challenges with an increase in censorship and efforts around that in our Texas schools. There are policies in place in school districts for parents to talk to librarians or school officials about a book they have questions about. If we are following our district policy and curating materials that reflect your community, I hope parents would support that. Parents need to be involved in their children’s education. They should know and have a right to ask about what their children are reading in schools. School libraries facilitate learning in a big way and transparency and communication can only strengthen trust in and support for the system. I hope you will use the valuable links on this page to access important resources and information. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your questions or concerns.
Elizabeth (Betty) Potter