Topic: Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Student Poet is an appointment given annually to only five teens across the US; Lylla Younes of Alexandria, La. was chosen from 8,000 applicants by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Across the US, financially strapped local governments are cutting back on library hours. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reduced the libraries' week to five days amid a stand-off with a public union.