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St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Library are excited to announce the launch of new student library cards called St. Mary’s Access to Research & Technology, or S.M.A.R.T cards.  S.M.A.R.T cards will be issued to all students currently enrolled in St. Mary’s County Public Schools. S.M.A.R.T cards are digital St. Mary’s County Library cards that give access to all of the St. Mary’s County Library’s online resources, digital materials (including ebooks, digital audio books, emagazines, research databases and online homework help), in addition to working as a regular library card at any St. Mary’s County Library location.  S.M.A.R.T cards have a checkout limit of 5 physical items and there are no fees or fines. Heather Wysokinski, Supervisor of Library Media for SMCPS stated, “The public library and the school library serve the same purpose: to create opportunities for patrons to access information and to promote reading.   A public library partnership with our public schools strengthens our community relationships.  The public library’s online digital resources are relevant to the current needs of our students.  The S.M.A.R.T card will expand literacy and learning opportunities.” St. Mary’s County Library Director, Michael Blackwell, said, “In surveys about public library services, […]

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