I recommend you take the time to visit The Australian Library and Information Association and Australian School Library Association wiki: What a difference a school library makes? ALIA and ASLA created this wiki to enable parents, students, teachers, and everyone else who is concerned about the state of school libraries, to find out more information about this highly topical issue and to join in the discussion.
"The role of the school library and teacher librarians is more about creating a culture that values the written word as a meaningful, fulfilling and inclusive social tool and means for human development, than it is simply about providing a conduit to books per se. They are a necessary ingredient for developing healthy, well-rounded minds and should be embraced by communities of forward thinking people everywhere." Archie Fusillo.
On the wiki ASLA and ALIA present: Checklist for Parents
Kids' who read, succeed!!!