Middle, high school students given access to libraries' resources | Schools
With transportation being an issue for many middle and high school students, the Spokane County Library District decided to bring their resources to the children.
The district introduced its “My Library, My Card” program on Thursday. The program will distribute around 23,000 cards to students around the county. The student cards will provide access to online resources such as databases, language instruction and Web tutoring.
“The idea came when we discussed what is the best way to help students with homework,” Jane Baker, communications manager for the district, said.
Planning for the card began over the summer, and a design contest was launched in October. Megan Haisley, of Mead High School, won the contest out of 33 entrants with her sunglasses design.
“The student card is intended to put educational and research resources directly into the students' hands for immediate use,” a news release read.