MCPS and MCPL Launch New Library Link Initiative
Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Libraries to launch Library Link, a new countywide initiative aimed to ensure every child enrolled in school has access to a library card. This program is part of the national ConnectED Library Challenge, led by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting libraries. With 21 public branches across the county, a library card can connect student to adventure, exploration, excitement and more. Libraries have millions of books, magazines, movies, and more for children to borrow. Libraries also serve as digital hubs to connect students to Internet resources, and offer important tools such as test preparation materials, electronic databases, world language materials, and quiet spaces for children to do homework. Planning is under way for all MCPS elementary students to receive a library card this year. The initiative will expand to include secondary students next year.