Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Loudonville Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
Resources at the Loudonville Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.
Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate or just relax with peers.Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including a variety of online resources that students can access from home with a library card, like e-books, online homework help and online databases.
“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Michael Thornton, Director. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness, for school aged children we offer programs with fun and educational activities, as well as AR Book Club. For teens we supplement their education with hands-on crafts and skill building programs such as basic sewing. Teen Advisory Board gives our local teens the opportunity to participate in the development of programs and selection of materials. We don’t want to leave out the adults, who have a variety of educational and entertainment opportunities to choose from. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”