More than 15,000 public school students in Wayne Township have joined 75,000 other Marion County students in receiving free Indianapolis Public Library cards, giving them access to a wide range of electronic resources to help in their academic study.
A distribution ceremony on December 18 at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center completed a three-year process to provide Library cards to all 15,190 MSD Wayne Township students in grades one through 12, of which 10,783 are new cardholders. It represents the latest step toward IndyPL’s goal to provide free Library cards to every school student in Marion County.
The eResource Card gives students online access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming music and video, and more than 80 research databases. It also allows limited borrowing of books and other physical materials, but young children can upgrade to a full Library card by visiting any IndyPL location with a parent or guardian.
“A Library card in the hands of Wayne Township students is like opening a door to endless possibilities,” stated Dana Lile, eLearning Coordinator for MSD Wayne Township. “Our students will now be better able to continue building their love of reading as well as use the many resources the Library offers. Their new cards will allow the curriculum that is taught every day in our classrooms to be enriched and deepened, which always leads to growth and success.”
The Library partnership also will involve training Wayne Township educators on using the Library databases.
The Wayne Township Library card campaign and other recent card distributions to Marion County school districts schools have been made possible by The Indianapolis Public Library Fund through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.