More Than 26,000 Livingston Parish Students and Teachers Enrolled in New Library eCard Program
The Livingston Parish Library (LPL) is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Livingston Parish Public Schools (LPPS) that will provide all Livingston Parish school students and teachers with immediate access to the library’s digital resources and services through its new eCard program. The program automatically enrolls more than 26,000 LPPS students and teachers into the library system.
The new LPL eCard grants students access to all electronic resources provided by the library, ranging from Scholastic databases that offer assistance to homework to resources offering downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. In addition, the LPL eCard will allow students to visit their local branch of the LPL to convert their eCard into a full-fledged library card that will allow them to check out physical items such as books, DVDs, video games, Learning Kits, and more.
“We’re extremely proud to partner with Livingston Parish Public Schools to provide students and teachers with access to the library’s eResources,” said LPL Director Giovanni Tairov. “This partnership demonstrates the library’s commitment to support our public schools and help students achieve academic success.”
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. According to a report by the American Library Association (ALA), children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning.
In mid-January, the LPL and LPPS began disseminating information regarding the new eCard program to students and their parents. The information included a flier welcoming students to the library along with details on a few of the available eResources. The flier also included information to help students determine their new LPL eCard number.
“We are happy to partner with the Livingston Parish Library to provide expanded resource opportunities for all of our students that they may not normally have available,” said Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel.
The announcement of this partnership aligns with the library’s goal of increasing access to its resources and service. In October 2018, the library announced an end to fines on all teen and juvenile accounts in an attempt to remove barriers that prohibit younger patrons from utilizing the library. For more information on the new LPL eCard program, visit www.mylpl.info/ecards.