KCPS students have everyday access to a plethora of books, reading materials, and databases thanks to a partnership between schools and the Kansas City Public Library.
Students in grades 7-12 can use their student identification card for library access. Meanwhile, KCPS is working with library officials to ensure each student in kindergarten through six has a library card. As of March 1, nearly 14,000 student users have been added into the library’s system.
This improved access will allow students more opportunities to read, which should aid in improving MAP communications arts scores. In addition, students will be able to check out books during the summer, helping to prevent the “summer slide” and enabling students more chances to read at home.