Hardin County Schools and the Hardin County Public Library are collaborating on a project that will bring even more resources to HCS students.
Students whose parents give permission to do so will be able to obtain a “digital only” library card from the Hardin County Public Library. A form is available at each school and when readers CLICK HERE that gives instructions for securing the digital library card and gives parents an opportunity to provide permission for their child to have the card.
“This opens up a whole new world to our students,” Hardin County Schools Instructional Technology Coordinator Brandy New said. “The internet, if used wisely, is certainly a fantastic tool and provides a lot of educational resources. However, there are just some items that are simply hard to find. Students will now be able to look at reference books, check out e-books and other materials digitally.”
“We are excited to bring this opportunity to the students of Hardin County Schools,” HCPL Director Rene Hutcheson said. “Our digital doors have been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year for several years. However, with this digital library card, new avenues of learning will be available to bring into students’ homes through computers and personal devices. The library is more than a bricks and mortar facility. It is a constant means of assistance to everyone who has a digital library card.”
“We truly appreciate the multi-generational partnership we have had with the Hardin County Public Library,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “This new piece will open doors to students who have not had an opportunity to enjoy the public library. The means of learning are unfathomable for students across the district. This is one more path students can travel on their way to success.”
All students at all grade levels are welcome to obtain a digital library card with parental permission.