The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library has launched a digital access library card project for students in the Alleghany County Public School and Covington City Public School systems for the 2020-2021 school year.
Every student in both school systems has been issued a digital access card that gives students the ability to borrow electronic resources and utilize the AHRL online databases.
The digital access card initiative is a joint project with the two school systems. Over 2,800 cards have been distributed between both local school systems to date.
These cards are solely for access to the library’s digital resources. If students would like a library card to check out physical material, parents or guardians can schedule a visit to the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library.
“We wanted to find a way to make the library’s online resources easier for local students to access,” said Lisa Hicks, AHRL director. “In light of the current hybrid and virtual learning platforms being utilized by both local school systems, we wanted to be able to make using our electronic databases and materials simpler and more streamlined for students.”
Digital and electronic material can be accessed via the library’s website at www.ahrlib.org.
Examples of digital resources that can be found on the library’s website include: electronic and downloadable audiobook and e-books from OverDrive and Hoopla; reference materials from Gale Virtual Reference Library, Explora, Scholastic Go!, Kids Info-Bits, World Book Early World of Learning; language learning databases including Mango and Rocket Languages; and skill building and test preparation resources through Learning Express and Universal Class.
The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library is located at 406 W. Riverside Street in Covington.
The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library staff can be reached at 962-3321.
The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library has launched a digital access library card project for students in the Alleghany County and Covington City school systems for the current school year. Each student in both school systems has been issued a digital access card that gives students the ability to borrow electronic resources and utilize the library’s online databases. (AHRL Photo)
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