New partnership will give students greater access to resources and tools for success

This year, thanks to a brand new initiative by C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale and Braddock Carnegie Library Association, each and every student enrolled in the Woodland Hills School District is getting a public library card.  

This is the first such partnership between public libraries and a school district in Allegheny County, and for that we are proud.  

We are excited to bring all the benefits of the public library to the approximately 3,300 students who attend Woodland Hills schools, and to connect more community members with all we have to offer. In addition to being able to access our complete physical and digital library collections: 

  • Research shows that children who have library cards perform better in school. 
  • Children and teens will find free programming and groups just for them, including book clubs, makerspace, STEAM activities, games and more. 
  • Public library staff can help students perform age-appropriate information searches and utilize Allegheny County’s many eResources, including trusted reference sites such as BBC Earth, World Book Online, Science Reference Center, Historical Black Newspapers and countless others. 

We couldn’t do this without you, our patrons.

Your contributions to C.C. Mellor Memorial Library throughout the year help make efforts such as this possible, and right now your gifts go even further. We’re in the final 10 days of Love Your Library month, when your donation will help us to receive a pro-rated portion of a match pool thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation. 

If you haven’t already, will you click below and help us with your gift today?