Illinois: Niles West High School Teams Up With Local Libraries to Give Students Library Cards
From the Chicago Tribune:
Starting this fall, all Niles West High School students will get library cards from their local libraries.
The initiative is a collaboration between the Skokie Public Library, Niles Public Library, Morton Grove Public Library and Lincolnwood Public Library. Each student will get a card at whichever library serves the village they live in.
According to Niles Public Library Interim Director Susan Lempke, the initiative is an outgrowth of the existing partnership between Skokie Library and the elementary schools that serve Skokie. The library has considered extending the program to Niles West High School, but realized that it needed to work with other regional libraries to pull it off.
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