School rooms are ringing with the sounds of students again and Camp Verde Community Library is joining with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. Be sure the children in your life have the best opportunity for success by giving them the most import school supply of all – a FREE library card.
Resources for success at Camp Verde Community Library are available to anyone who has a valid library card. Students in traditional, alternative or home schools can turn to the library to access materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. For example, online resources like Britannica Library, Gale Cengage Learning and Student Resources in Context link to thousands of articles, videos and images about any current or historic topics students are looking for. Youth Services Librarians can help students locate the in-library or online resources that contain vetted and trustworthy information students require.
Parents, grandparents, caregivers only need be expert in one area – getting students to the library for help! Ask a librarian for help or use Tutor.com and your library card to connect through live chat with experts who can help your student understand a subject or solve problems when they don’t know how to (and neither do you).
Today’s libraries are more than a place of quiet study. They are also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate, use new technologies, learn new skills or relax with peers. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources available at the library or at home with your library card. Free Language learning tools like Mango Languages and Powerspeak Languages, access to ebooks, downloadable audiobooks and online homework help to support school programs. Resources like Universal Class and Learning Express Library can supplement learning with self-paced classes, practice tests, and more.
Camp Verde Community Library provides access and programs for students of all ages. For preschool age children we offer early literacy and interactive story times to encourage school readiness. For school-aged children and tweens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs and book clubs. For teens we have information tools and mentoring programs to help them graduate and prepare for college or the work world. Plus, we have books, books and more books waiting on shelves for someone with a library card to walkup and checkout. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.
To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, CVCL encourages you to get (and use) a library card. If you have never had a card, sign-up in September to be entered into a drawing for a $20 Basha’s gift card. If you lost your card and have been putting off getting a replacement, you are in luck. Replace your lost card in September for FREE! Write on our board in the Youth Library to tell us what you use your library card for and walk away with a kiss (chocolate, of course).
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit Camp Verde Community Library in person Monday through Saturday or visit the library online at www.cvlibrary.org.