Philadelphia: City Schools and Free Library Merge Databases and Give Nearly 100,00 Students Library Cards

Library Journal
The schools and the library have merged their databases and determined that roughly 98,000 of the school district’s 136,000 students do not yet have cards for the city’s public libraries. Based on that data merge, the library and the district will now distribute personalized library cards to every student without one. "No matter what your age, no matter what your circumstance, there’s a card that everyone should have," said [Philadelphia Mayor, David] Nutter as he pulled from his wallet a red and white library card, brandishing it for the cameras to see.

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