Digital Human Library is collaborating with Public Libraries throughout Ontario in an effort to promote literacy, showcase the programs and resources available at our public libraries, add a new program to your learning commons, and strengthen the relationships between our public libraries and school communities.
On June 10, 2013 the dHL hosted the first Huron County Public Library Virtual Library Program presented to the staff, students, parents, and community members at Exeter Public School and Stephen Central Public School, AMDSB.
Virtual Library Programs
Public libraries interested in partnering with Digital Human Library will be supported to create live video conference programs that take teachers, students, parents, and community members on guided tours of their community libraries. These tours give libraries the opportunity to share the wide variety of resources available for loan, as well as the exciting array of programs public libraries offer community members every year.
The first program, offered in the fall annually, might feature a guided tour of the library, information about the library’s history, an overview of the resources available for loan, as well information about the fun programs available for students and their families over the winter. The second program, offered in the spring annually, might then showcase new resources available for loan, the library’s summer programs, as well special events. And these are only examples of what could be shared with hundred’s of students in a 20 or 30 minute program twice a year. Your Virtual Library Program can be anything you want it to be. And Digital Human Library is here to help you create a live virtual video conference program that is exciting and engaging for everyone.
If you are interested in working more closely with schools in your community, please contact us about the ways in which Digital Human Library would like to support you! Let’s work together to strengthen the relationships between our public libraries and schools.
Digital Human Library in Your Learning Commons
Are you looking for new programs to add to your Library Learning Commons? Digital Human Library has curated hundreds virtual field trips and guest speakers available for loan during your events. Ask us how!
A Library Card for Every Student
In 2015, Leigh Cassell initiated a project to partner the Avon Maitland District School Board with the Huron and Perth Country Public Libraries to provide a library card for every K-12 student.
We believe that by providing students with access to library programs and resources, we are creating more opportunities for students to improve their literacy skills and build positive community relationships. If you are interested in learning more about this program and how to provide a library card for every student in your board/ district, please contact us.
The K.I.T Card Program is described in detail in the following documents:
KIT Card Letter Home (to be distributed when library cards are handed out)
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