It is no coincidence that Library Card Sign-Up Month, a national campaign to emphasize the importance of library cards to a child’s education and to combat illiteracy, is timed for September, back-to-school season.
Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice.
As we make the transition to the classroom, a library card is a great way to support every student’s learning needs. Library cards are free, and provide access to a wide range of online learning resources as well as books, magazines and more.
Some of the resources available;
- Help Now! , opens a new window Online Homework help service
- SIRS Discoverer, opens a new window - content for beginning researchers, Gr 3-9
- Gale Interactive Science, opens a new window - 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science
To locate all the student resources available, please visit our website: https://marinlibrary.org/resources/student-resources/.
To browse our collection of ebooks for kids, check out the Kids Collection on OverDrive and Libby.
If you're not headed toward the classroom, remember that having a library card also opens the door to lifelong learning opportunities. Adults, there are plenty of career and enrichment resources available for you to explore, whether you’re looking to learn another language, opens a new window, brush up your computer skills, opens a new window, explore local museums , opens a new windowor parks, opens a new window, hone your business sense, opens a new window, or tap into your creative side, opens a new window. Find out more , opens a new windowabout all your library has to offer!