The Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project’s goal is “to transform inner-city school libraries into inspirational spaces in order to impact educational achievement”. The implications of this project show that the students in schools with strong school libraries are able to learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized test scores than their peers in schools without libraries. Academic achievement has been and shall continue to be significantly improved by school libraries; given this, school districts should continue direct resources towards making their schools’ libraries the best they can be.
The Baltimore Library Project (2011). The Baltimore library project. Owings Mills, MD: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. https://www.baltimorelibraryproject.org/