This year, thanks to a brand new initiative by C.C. Mellor Memorial Library, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale and Braddock Carnegie Library Association, each and every student enrolled in the Woodland Hills School District is getting a public library card.
This is the first such partnership between public libraries and a school district in Allegheny County, and for that we are proud.
We are excited to bring all the benefits of the public library to the approximately 3,300 students who attend Woodland Hills schools, and to connect more community members with all we have to offer. In addition to being able to access our complete physical and digital library collections:
Research shows that children who have library cards perform better in school.
Children and teens will find free programming and groups just for them, including book clubs, makerspace, STEAM activities, games and more.
Public library staff can help students perform age-appropriate information searches and utilize Allegheny County’s many eResources, including trusted reference sites such as BBC Earth, World Book Online, Science Reference Center, Historical Black Newspapers and countless others.
This wouldn't be possible without you.
Your contributions to C.C. Mellor Memorial Library help make efforts such as this possible, which is why the month of September is so important. We’re entering the final days of Love Your Library month, when your donation will help us to receive a pro-rated portion of a match pool thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation. It's a way to make your dollars go further, and help support programs such as this.
If you haven’t already, will you click below and help us with your gift today?