Library to send out 733 new library cards to school families

LOGO 2019

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:              September 9, 2022

TO:                  Local Media Outlets

FROM:             Eric Robinson, Library Director

RE:                   Library to send out 733 new library cards to school families

The Dwight Foster Public Library has created 733 new library cards for children in the Fort Atkinson School District.

Library Director Eric Robinson said nearly 1,100 families in the district indicated during enrollment they were interested in getting a library card. Some families had an existing card which was renewed for them. Families indicated their interest by clicking a single button during the enrollment process.

“We cannot wait to see more smiling faces in the Dwight Foster Public Library; reading, studying and enjoying time with friends and family in our beautiful facility. All of our physical and online collections like Overdrive and Hoopla can be accessed with the new cards. We also check out Explore Passes that give families a free means to go to museums and other locations in Madison and Milwaukee,” Robinson said.

The students will have access to many of the library’s materials for check out, including digital materials. The library has a full selection of books for all ages and genres, movies, graphic novels, game and digital offerings including movies, music, ebooks, audio books, digital magazines and video on demand. The possibilities at the library are endless. Students are also invited to attend one of the many groups for kids that meet at the library including Play Pokémon and Lego Club.

“We are grateful to the Fort Atkinson School District, particularly Director of Technology DJ Scullin, for partnering with the library to make the library and its collections more accessible for everyone in our community," Robinson said.

The library cards will be mailed out in the coming days.

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The Dwight Foster Public Library prepared 733 library cards over the last two weeks to be sent to families in the Fort Atkinson School District. The library cards are seen ready to be mailed below.

Library Cards Ready