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Navigate Your World!

Julius Pañares

Navigate Your World!

Written by: Susan Mongold

Throughout the months of November and December, the Woodridge Local School District Libraries partnered with the Akron Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) in a campaign designed to encourage our students to get a public library card. We entitled the campaign, Navigate your World! Through library lessons, parent newsletters, and the local newspaper, we communicated to our students, parents and guardians how important it is to have a public library card, especially in today’s information age.  Each student in grades K-8, took home a library card application, plus an informational flyer highlighting the age appropriate resources available to them online through ASCPL. At the high school, each student received an email inviting them to stop down to the school library and pick up an application. All the parent/guardian needed to do was sign the form and return it to school. The WLSD Librarian then made weekly trips to the ASCPL to drop off signed applications and pick up library cards. So far, we have helped issue over 200 new library cards to our students. The campaign ends December 15, 2017.