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ERIC Number: EJ1143853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Two Libraries Working toward Common Goals
Potter, Tonya; Johnson, Kara
Knowledge Quest, v45 n5 p23-29 May-Jun 2017
Students look to their school library to find new books, seek information, creatively solve problems, and use technology. School libraries play an essential role in students' academic growth and development of lifelong learning skills. All of the wonderful resources and services that school libraries provide are easily accessible to the population of the building during the school year. But where do students access resources when summer arrives? Public libraries would seem to be natural partners, sharing the same student patrons as school libraries. Public libraries are vast repositories of knowledge and fiction, offering innovative and engaging youth programming. Endless information is available to students, in both digital and print form--and these services are available year-round. Students who are able to get to the public library have the world at their fingertips. But not all students are able to access the public library. How can the public library provide services that reach all students? In an effort to meet the needs of shared student patrons, school and public libraries look to collaborative ventures, sharing not only resources but also curriculum and programming objectives. What arrangements can be made to allow both libraries to overcome the obstacles they face when trying to meet the varied needs of student patrons?
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; Virginia (Virginia Beach); Minnesota
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