The ConnectED Library Card Project is part of the nationwide Leaders Library Card Challenge, a federal program supported by IMLS and ULC and developed in 2015 by President Obama's adminstration. The program encourages public libraries to work with school districts and local government to make sure every student in their community has a library card to increase access to the library's valuable resources and services.
As part of this challenge, Richland Library is also committed to
- supporting student learning through programming that develops their language, reading, and critical thinking;
- providing digital resources, such as eBooks and online collections of traditional media; and
- providing broadband connectivity and wireless access within library facilities.
Richland School District One
- Elementary school students receive a library card that can be activated online or at any Richland Library location.
- Middle and high school students receive a student account using their student ID number. Accounts are created automatically each school year, unless students opt out during school registration.
Partnership launched during the 2016-2017 school year and all students received cards/student accounts. New students receive cards/student accounts in subsequent school years.
Richland School District Two
- All students receive a library card that can be activated online or at any Richland Library location.
Partnership launched during the 2015-2016 school year and all students received cards. New students receive cards in subsequent school years.
In an effort to remove barriers to library resources, ConnectED library accounts do not accrue late fines. New students who already have library cards can bring their new card to any Richland Library location to have late fines waived from their old card.
Please call (803) 988-0891 for more information about the ConnectED Library Card Project.