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April 24, 2017 EDCAL   3 Still time left to celebrate School Library Month The American Association of School Librarians appointed Andy Weir, author of the New York Times best-seller “The Martian,” to be the national spokesperson for the 2017 celebration of School Library Month. Observed in April and sponsored by AASL, School Library Month celebrates school libraries as approachable, equitable and personalized learning environments necessary for every student’s well-rounded education. “In high school, I was the stereotypical nerdy, unpopular kid,” Weir said. “I got bul- lied a lot, in no small part because I was a smart aleck. The school library became my sanctuary. It was the one place I could go without encountering the bullies who would harass and belittle me. I’d read random encyclopedia entries – an early version of a ‘Wikipedia Wander.’ Libraries provide more than just knowledge. They provide a venue for learning and contemplation. I wouldn’t be who I am without that little school library and the shelter it provided me.” On his website, Weir describes himself as a “lifelong space nerd” and notes he is a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of m [YXYY 8'HX\X['H\˜HXو[\وZ\&\ؘY\8$ܚ][˂'H[\][ۈ\8$[H[H\™ܚH8$H\][\[[[BX[YX\Z\[ۋ8'HZYZ\[B[H MH[\Y]܈[\YX[Xˈ8'܈H܈HܞH܈[][ˈ\X[][Έ[H][H“X\'H[\H]Y\[ۋZ\ۋBXY\Z[]H\X\ H\]\ܘ[[Y\[HHYHو MKH[™][YHܘ[H[[]Hܘ][ZXܚY\ˈ\][[ۈ]Z[[[Z]Y[\[8'X[Y[x'HYH\[ۈ\ܚXHHݙ[\8'Y\\[Y[܈H[\ܝ[HقSHYX][ۋ'BHݙ[][YH[\]YHZXBܞKܚY[[HX\Y[\X[ܛHۂZ\&\X]KH[\Y[Y[و[›Y[H[\X\[KXܛX] []]ZXHX[YHH\[\BZ[YH][[ۈوHXZ܈X\[š\KHX]Y]LۈHH[Y\\[\\ [[ MH]X[YHHXZ܈[[ۈX\H\XYBY^H[\[X][[ۋPT\Y[]Y^H\\Y\[Z\^Z[8']\[ۛ܂]H[HZ\\H\H][ۘ[\\ۈ܈X\H[۝܈ MˈZ\&\XZ[\X\[8&BX\X[8&H\]Z^\ܙX]]]H[\KB\[K\][ۜ]X\BX[[Y[][ 'B[ܙH[ܛX][ۈ[\\\[Y B[HHX]\[Z\[H[ۂHPTX]H]˘[KܙX\ KH[YܛXH\\Y[وYX][ۂ[\X\H[\]Z[XH]˘KK݋ؙK ˂PPST^X][ۜ˂(\]Y\Hܚܛ\ZHHY\\]^[[H\\ܘYK(Yܚ]^\][ BXX\\ܛX[H^X][ۜ܂X\H[XX[YX][ۋXYB\وX\[[\X[[\Z\Y[˂(X۝[HHܛ\܈[Y][ۘ[YY][ۜY\H[Z\[۸&\KBY[[Y\[ۜˈ[H[ K KH\YB]]ܚ]H\YHHYK^YX\[[Z[\BHXX[ܙY[X[\ۈXB[Y[][ۈHHHܘ[HۋB܈\ݙY[\]\Y[\ˈB'[\و]X[]H[YX][\܂\Y\XX[YX][ۈXX\'H\BYYHH[Z\[ۈ[]Y\  H[[Z[\HHXX[ܙY[X[]]ܚ^\H\XX[HXX܈XXYۈBܙY[X[[ܘY\ L[[[[\\ܙ[^Y[X\[H܈Y[š[\Y\XX[YX][ۋYH܈][ۘ[\\ˈHX\\Yۘ]YXXHXX[ܙY[X[]Z[H[YH]]ܚ^][ۋ][[Y\[]]ܚ^][ۈݚYHXX[H\YۙYXY[ZX[X[ۈ[[\܈KB[Y[YYY\[\X\\][\Y\XX[YX][ۋYH܈KB[ۘ[\\˂H[[Z[\HܙY[X[\[Y܂YHYX\ݚY[[YH܈HYXKB܈\]HHXXܙY]Yܘ[B[[\]Z\[Y[܈HX\ܙY[X[ HX\ܙY[X[\[Y܈]HYX\˜[]\H[]Y]\H]HYX\˂۝[YYHYH B][ۈXX\\ܛX[H^X][ۜ˜[H[YܛXH[\܈BXX[ٙ\[ۈ\Hܙ[^Y YHXH[[\HXZ] BY܈ۜY\][ۋ]Hܛ\Y]HYXY[[YHXXۜ[B\\[ۙH[[ [YH[[œ\\[HܛX]YܚX[\Xœ\\][ۈ܈H[[Z[\HYX][ۂXX[\ܙY[X[ H[Y]ܛX] BYܚX[ܙY[X[\]XX\[H]]ܚ^Y\HY[]H\KB]HوYY[[H^X[]BYY]HYYوY[][Z\[]\˂H]HY\X[ۈY[B[\YHH[X[Y[][ۜ΂(؝Z[YYXHHY[Y\ B[HYܘ[H[\[YX][ۈXX[\XX\\ܛX[BHY\ܞH[[X[Y[][ۜ\H[X\[\[HHKX\[Y\Y\XX[YX][ۈY\ܞH[[ X\YYۚYX[[\[\XB\[܈\HܙY[X[˂H[YۚYX[[\[YY[\]H[H]HH\Yۘ]YXX][ۘ[YX][ۈ\Y\XX[YX][ۈ[HYX[ۈوBMH][ۘ[XX\YۈH•][ۘ[YX][ۈXX[ܙY[X[ MHY8'[\HXܜ˸'B܈[ܛX][ۈۈX[H؂[[Y[ X\H\]\X]H]˘XKܙ˜\Y\”ZYY\\[Y[