We have partnered with Caddo Parish Public Schools to offer a new benefit to students — a virtual library card. All students registered in Caddo Parish Public Schools as of September 1, 2017 have now been issued these cards so they can use our resources and services.
“These virtual cards are meant to ensure every public school student in the parish has at least some access to Shreve Memorial’s services,” said Lynn Schlatter, Access Services Area Manager. “They allow kids to use public computers and library databases like Tutor.com from home, and also to check out two age-appropriate physical items.”
Students now have the ability to check out up to two books or DVDs at any given time using the virtual student library cards. The virtual cards also provide students with access to our digital resources including Overdrive, Hoopla, Homework Louisiana, Flipster, and the Louisiana State Library Databases. Students only need to have their student ID to access these services.
“We are excited to bring this service to the children of Caddo Parish,” stated John Tuggle, Shreve Memorial Library Executive Director.
The announcement comes as Caddo Schools have intensified efforts to promote literacy and enhance teaching to ensure students are able to read on grade level.
“Our district is grateful for the support of Shreve Memorial Library, which has a long history of partnering with our schools to provide opportunities for students,” said Dr. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Parish Public Schools. “This generous collaboration provides our children not only with additional resources such as databases but also provides an avenue for students to check out two books at any given time to build their reading skills and develop a lifelong love of the written word.”
There are no fines associated with the virtual student library cards, and parents can opt out if they do not wish to use the service.
If you have any questions about this new service, please ask at your local branch of Shreve Memorial Library.