FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Encourages Missouri Families to Check Out Public Libraries for the Start of School
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today reminded Missouri families about the importance of utilizing public libraries for school-age children. As families throughout the state embark on another year of learning, Missouri’s public libraries offer a variety of resources and activities to assist and improve each child’s education.
"The start of the school year is a great time to introduce or re-introduce kids and teenagers to the learning resources in your local public library," Kander said. "With great books, knowledgeable librarians and numerous community events, the library provides ideal resources to supplement the things your child is learning at school."
Library cards are available free to any family living within a public library district, and provide access to the many materials and services that support student achievement. To locate the nearest public library, Missourians can contact the Missouri State Library, a division of Kander’s office, at (800) 325-0131 or visit the online directory at www.sos.mo.gov/library.
The Missouri State Library provides technology grants, continuing education programs and access to shared resources for public libraries throughout the state.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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