The ALA has come out in support of US President Bill
Clintons proposal on after school and education
initiatives Read the release HERE \"The nation\'s
librarians welcome the opportunity to enhance learning
for kids through an expanded role in afterschool and
initiatives outlined by President Bill Clinton in his State
of the Union address Jan. 27.
Clinton called on Congress to double funding for afterschool
programs to $1 billWhile most of the money would be designated
for schools, 10 percent would be available to community
organizations, including public libraries.
\"The president is wise to recognize that the solution to
education must be addressed on many fronts,\" said Sarah Ann
president of the 59,000-member American Library Association