As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted one more to time celebrate the accomplishment of launching Library Cards For All.
Thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between Woodland Hills School District and C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale and Braddock Carnegie Library, every student at Woodland Hills schools now has a public library card that will be theirs for the rest of their lives and can be used all over Allegheny County.
Even better, this isn’t a one-and-done program. Every student who enters Woodland Hills School District from now on will get their own public library card and all the great benefits and resources that come with it.
Something this fantastic deserved a celebration, and Woodland Hills Library Media Specialist Kevin McGuire, who was instrumental in making this all happen, knows how to throw a party! Students at the high school won prizes, picked out free books to take home, had fun with photo props, shared their favorite books and created their own blackout poetry this afternoon while also learning about some of the ways and places they can use their new cards.
Read more about the program in this feature in the Post-Gazette:
And this story in the Tribune-Review: