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Durham County Library and Durham Public Schools to Launch the Bull City, NC Schools & Libraries Achieving More (SLAM) Initiative on October 1st

Durham, NC – Durham County Library and Durham Public Schools are very excited to announce the October 1st launch of the Bull City, NC Schools & Libraries Achieving More (SLAM) initiative. This project provides all students in the Durham Public Schools with access to Durham County Library resources.

Durham Public Schools and Durham County Library share a strategic partnership to help ensure student success and support literacy initiatives. Together, the heart of our missions is to promote literacy, a love of books, and the importance of reading as a foundation for lifelong learning. Historically, we have partnered on many initiatives, including Read Across Durham, Durham Reads, the Battle of the Books, Summer Reading, and more. For this new initiative, we have worked together to provide Durham Public Schools students with access to all Durham County Library print and online digital resources. A mission in Bull City, NC SLAM is to support and encourage students to connect to these resources by allowing for easy access.

Beginning this school year, all Durham Public Schools students will be able to participate in this initiative.

Participation offers the following advantages:

  1. Students will have access to learning resources offered through Durham County Library.
  2. Students will be able to access and check out Durham County Library resources by using their Student ID number.
  3. Students may borrow from Durham County Library’s online digital collections and access the Library’s databases. Some examples of these databases are TumbleBook, OverDrive, RBdigital Magazines, and many more!
  4. Students may borrow up to 5 print items, at one time. (CDs, DVDs, TV DVDs, and other non-print items are excluded).
  5. There are no overdue fines for those students who sign up through this initiative. However, students are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books.
  6. Teachers and students will be able to access and use these instructional resources for academic enrichment both at home and school.

“We are so excited to see this initiative come to fruition,” said Tammy Baggett, Durham County Library Director. “Literacy is of critical value, and together with Durham Public Schools, we are grateful to be involved in facilitating a love for learning in the Durham community.”

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or sbonestell@dconc.gov

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