Save the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Library in Tolman Hall

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Anita Kanitz
7 years ago
If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.

Marian Wright Edelman

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Rebecca Donnelly
7 years ago
Children's books in university libraries allow older readers to reread books from their childhood but also provide necessary reading for students of children's literature. A UC Berkeley children's library would also be a natural partner in planning a children's or teen book fair.

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Allison Wells
7 years ago
Even though I do not go to Berkley
I wouldn't want to let such a resourceful, relaxing spot get taken away from students and others

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Lezlie Evans
7 years ago
As a children's book author, I am a proponent of keeping this library open because there are times when the needs of the few should outweigh the needs of the many. There are patrons who access the books housed in this library and, with increased awareness, this library's use can grow. Please keep it open.

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Laura Wadley
7 years ago
Children's literature is the basis and beginning of all learning. Please don't shut down this important collection.

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Tala Ram
7 years ago
This is what I want to do in the future - write children's books. Please don't take away my most valuable resource here at Berkeley.

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Catherine Sorensen
7 years ago
Children's literature is a vital resource not only to children, but adults as well!

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C. S. Kelly
7 years ago
Children's books are a haven for us to return to as adults. They are also good avenues for studying what we hold important as society evolves. I took an on campus class back in the 80s and loved the varied libraries on campus, it would be a shame to lose this unique one.

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Lynne Carlton
7 years ago
Libraries are crucial resources for literature for young & old!

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Sarah Nelson
7 years ago
Saving this library is important to me because I am a LIS graduate student focusing on youth services. Children and young adults need to have their own literature and spaces, not have them taken away.