Provided by Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL)
Library Cards Empower Students and Fuel Academic Success
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Prince William Public Libraries join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Now more than ever, as our schools rely on virtual education, our libraries can offer additional resources to help.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom. It provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and GED classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At PWPL, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including educational and entertaining virtual programs and more than 25 digital library sites specifically designed for kids, homework help, and test prep.
“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” said Deborah L. Wright, PWPL Director. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds. While we continue enhancing our online presence in response to COVID-19, we remain diligent that our resources and tools provide value to the greater Prince William community.”
PWPL continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit pwcgov.org/library.
This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. In her new role, Wonder Woman will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card.
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- Personalized career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences
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- Job searching capabilities via integration with Indeed.com that matches listing based on a user’s assessment results
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Access to Gale’s Career Transitions will continue from Aug. 28 through Sept. 30. Please take this opportunity to download any saved resumes that you may have. During this time access will be available for both products, Gale’s Career Transitions and Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep. After Sept. 30, Gale’s Career Transitions will no longer be available.