OneCard program launches to better reading skills for Kalamazoo students

Posted at 7:05 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 07:06:22-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools are trying out a new library resource that works all the way from preschool to graduation.

The district joined forces with the city's public library to create the new OneCard, an ID card that doubles as a library card.

Through the program, students will have access to all kinds of library resources, such as books, CD's, videos, and online tools.

Library director Ryan Wieber says it's a great opportunity to get books into the hands of every student. Getting more kids reading, he says, is their ultimate goal.

The program officially launches Wednesday, September 26, with plans for every student in the district to have a card by the end of October.

There are roughly 13,000 students attending Kalamazoo Public Schools.