Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Judy B. McDonald Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
Resources at the Judy B. McDonald Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. The library offers bilingual programs, MakerSpace events, fun children’s activities, computer and technology classes, and much more.
Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use new tools or just relax with peers. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including online databases full of homework and career help, test preparation and DIY advice that can be accessed in person or online.
“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Mercedes Franks, library director. “For preschool age children we offer storytimes to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with innovative makerspaces, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the library in person or visit the library online at www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/library.