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LHS Students Add Important Item to School Supplies
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -
One hundred and eighty-six Liverpool High School students are the proud owners of brand-new library cards from the Liverpool Public Library.
September was Library Card Signup Month, a time when the LHS libraries (main building and Annex) and LPL team up with the American Library Association and other libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
Representatives from LPL recently visited both school libraries to help interested students with the application process.
Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy. Nearly two-thirds of library programming is geared toward children, which helps them develop the basic tools for school readiness.
School and public librarians help provide older students with guided training in digital media and literacy skills. Libraries provide equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in high poverty areas where students are less likely to have a computer or Internet access in the home. Students can turn to both their school library and the public library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that impact academic achievement.
“The Liverpool Public Library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” said LHS library media specialist Sue Stagnitta. “For preschool age children they offer early literacy and story-times to encourage school readiness, while for older children and teens they supplement education with hands on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs.”
“There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card,” she added.