[Susan notes: Stephen Krashen's last line is a quip that serves well as a bumper sticker, button, banner--and as a punchline in your own letter to the media.
To the editor
Marilyn Johnson's message, U.S. public libraries: We lose them at our peril, (July 6), is especially relevant to California. In the recent America's Most Literate Cities report, four California cities captured the bottom four places in public library quality: Los Angeles (67th), Anaheim (68th), Stockton (69th), and Santa Ana (70th). California also has the worst supported school libraries in the country, in terms of both holdings and staffing.
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