Knowledge . Information . Technology
PCIN and Huron County Library system have partnered with the Avon Maitland District School Board in a pilot project which will put a public library card in the hands of every student. A library card will arm students with a reliable source of information while also hoping to build literacy skills and promote a love of reading. All students from kindergarten to grade 12 have been given a library registration form which, once completed, will provide them with a card to access all of the libraries' resources.
About the KIT Cards
- In 2015, all students received a registration package to fill out at the beginning of the school year. In 2016, new students or those switching schools will receive a new package. The registration form and survey are to be returned to the library.
- If the student already has a library card, their record will be updated and any existing late fees will be forgiven (one time only). This does not apply to lost items.
- If the student has a lost card, they will be given a new card at no cost (one time only)
With a KIT Card you can...
- Access thousands of physical resources in the PCIN and Huron County libraries.
- Access your local library's range of electronic research databases and collections
- Access thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks with www.downloadLibrary.ca
- Individuals with print disabilities have access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and a wide range of physical and digital materials. Ask us how!
- Educators are invited to have their local library come and present about all the resources now available to the students with their KIT Cards.
Library staff are happy to come to your school, class, or PD day to share with you and your students information about the library and how to access our resources. If you are interested, please contact Wendy Hicks for more information.
Also be sure to check our Resources for Teachers web page about additional resources for you.