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Free library cards for Clatsop County kids!

Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Youth in the county who are not served by a tax-supported library are eligible for free one-year library cards through the Libraries ROCC campaign.

Good reading skills contribute to a child’s self esteem, as well as to their success in school and in life. The Libraries of Astoria and Seaside believe that every child should have access to library services. Now all kids in Clatsop County qualify for a free library cards so they can enjoy and benefit from a vast selection of reading materials at a nearby library. Youth in the county who are not served by a tax-supported library are eligible for free one-year library cards through the Libraries ROCC campaign.

Libraries ROCC, Rural Outreach to Clatsop County, is a grant, funded in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and administered by the Oregon State Library.

Infants, preschool children, homeschoolers, public, private and alternative school students, and GED students living outside library service areas are all eligible for Libraries ROCC cards. Youth living within the city limits of Astoria, Seaside, and Warrenton are eligible for tax supported library cards from their local libraries. Applications are available at each library. Parents will need to show photo identification and proof of address.

Together the Astoria and Seaside Libraries contain over 100,000 books. In addition, both provide e-books movies, audio books, homework help, free computer access and a variety of children’s programs, including the ever-popular, annual Summer Reading Program which starts in June. For more information contact the library: Astoria, 503-325-7323 (astorialibrary.org) or Seaside, 503-738-6742 (seasidelibrary.org).


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