Tuscaloosa City Schools expands to include digital library

Tuscaloosa City Schools expands to include digital library

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Tuscaloosa City Schools are expanding their library to include a digital library offering more than 2,700 books. Source: WBRC video Tuscaloosa City Schools are expanding their library to include a digital library offering more than 2,700 books. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Tuscaloosa City Schools are taking libraries to a whole new level for students.

The school system recently expanded its system of libraries from brick and mortar rooms to a digital library on the web where more than 2,700 books are available.

The program allows kids to check out and read these books away from school. Students can select titles by reading-level or area of interest and by using home computers or mobile-devices like tablets and smartphones.

"I just think it's important for all of our students to have access to this. We have some students already who have devices and whose families can purchase books for them, but this is free and so all our students can enjoy having this digital library," librarian Stephanie Hickman said.

Teachers say they want parents to be involved with helping their children decide which books to read to make sure they're checking out age-appropriate materials.

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