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District 191 secondary students receive library cards

All students in grades 6 through 12 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have library cards they can use in person or online with both the Dakota County and Scott County public library systems.

Students at Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools, and Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School can easily access library resources including online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, movies/TV DVDs, music CDs, translation services, electronic magazines and print books.

“I’m excited at the ways these resources are benefitting students and their learning,” said Doug Johnson, director of technology. “We’re very appreciative of this partnership with Dakota and Scott County public library systems that began last year.”

The cards will expire when students graduate from high school. Dakota County Library has made the cards fine-free for the materials from their libraries.

“Because all of our middle and high school students each have Chromebooks as personal learning devices, they can easily maximize use of the public library’s resources,” said Johnson. “We hope this encourages students to read, research and explore their interests all year round – including during the summer.”

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:32