Since 2016, the Springfield Public Library has worked to ensure every student in Springfield has access to the Library, including students who live outside of Springfield City limits.
Various grant funding has made the For Every Student A Library (or FESAL) effort possible. This year, the effort is supported thanks to $10,000 from Springfield Public Schools and a $3,500 grant from Springfield Rotary.
“We continue to strengthen the collaboration between schools and library to ensure all students have access to the best resources to support their education,” said Library Director Emily David. “Keeping library resources accessible to all Springfield students at no cost to them, no matter where they live, is an important way we can invest in our future leaders.”
Funding is used to support classroom curriculum, homework, and tutoring through the Library’s database BrainFuse. Funding is also used to purchase additional copies of high demand books, or to replace worn out copies. With a free library card, students may access a wealth of resources beyond their classroom studies.
An estimated 600 Springfield Public Schools students who live outside City boundaries are eligible to participate in the program.
For more information on how to support Springfield Public Library initiatives, visit https://splforegon.org/. For more information or to sign up for a Library card, call the Springfield Public Library at 541.726.3766 or visit the Library’s website at https://wheremindsgrow.org