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School-library partnership gives students access to online resources

Charlotte Observer

Kim Busch has spent most of her 27-year career not only teaching children how to read, but instilling in them a love of reading and how the local library can help. Now, Busch has come up with a program that helps students have access to the library's programs and resources with the help of modern technology. Busch, a sixth-grade English language arts teacher at Lakeshore Middle School, came up with a community partnership program between the school and the Mooresville Public Library. The program, still in its infancy, provides students at Lakeshore Middle with library cards and instruction on how to use them. That will give the students access to thousands of digital book files — called e-books — that can be downloaded and read on laptop computers and electronic tablets like iPads.

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