O'Connell supports recommendation to add back two middle school librarians (this would mean that all middle schools would have full time librarians)
"By the time students reach middle school, we face a great challenge" to get students reading. "Watershed time...development of lifetime habits of appreciation of literature..." more on the role of librarians getting students reading, reading more broadly, making it a habit. "mastery of knowledge"
"Dollars well invested"
"bring libraries and librarians back over the course of time"
$250,000 be divided: two and two