The Springfield Public Library has eliminated barriers to online books, movies, and music for Springfield-area residents with a new digital library card. In response to Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order, Springfield Public Library has moved the library card sign-up process online and will issue digital cards without proof-of-address. Residents can visit the library’s website at www.wheremindsgrow.org 24 hours a day to a create free digital library card. The new library card offers residents hours of free entertainment and educational options.
As Springfield Public Schools transitions to an online learning model, the library’s digital card supports students and families with access to virtual tutoring.
“Any student in Springfield Public Schools can use this digital card to access live one-on-one tutors through our website,” said Library Associate Manager LuCinda Gustavson.“The library’s subscription to the BrainFuse database also provides families with hours of grade-specific lessons in math and reading.”
For residents looking for news and entertainment, the library’s digital card offers access to online applications and databases full of movies, books, and music. Residents can use Access Video On Demand to watch films, documentaries, and television series by logging in with their free digital library card. For digital books and audiobooks, Library2Go offers popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. A library digital card also unlocks hours of streaming and downloadable music through the online Freegal service. A complete list of online offerings can be found at www.wheremindsgrow.org.
The Springfield Public Library’s digital card makes library services available to thousands of residents currently without library cards.
“We understand how important access to reliable information is to everyone,” Gustavason said. “Our doors may be closed for now, but the Springfield Public Library is proud to continue offering services to the community in this time when we need it most.”
What: Springfield Library Offers Digital Library Cards
When: Apply online or by calling 541.726.3766 between 10-5, Monday-Saturday
Additional Information: LuCinda Gustavson, 541.726.3766, email@example.com