No library cards necessary for public school students

2 bookIn an article by the Tampa Bay Times, the public library system in Hillsborough County, Florida, is allowing schoolchildren in the district to use their student id number to check out books. They have quadrupled the number of local kids who can check out public library materials by not requiring a separate library card. I have heard of this happening already in Washington state and California. The Hillsborough Co. library system reports having more than 1 million books available, as well as 57,800 audiobooks, 91,360 DVDs, 50,290 newspapers and magazines, 37,500 music CDs, and nearly 288,000 eBooks. The full story can be found here. It is quite an opportunity, maybe in the future it will become a more common occurrence…

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