The new space and technology upgrade comes just in time to support the McAllen Independent School District as it rolls out a new digital curriculum. That includes putting an iPad 2 or iPod Touch in the hands of each of its 25,000 students, a process to be completed by the fall. This has prompted parents to visit the library seeking resources, says Horan. So the staff created pathfinders, online research guides that parents can bookmark. They’re also encouraging families to download available ebooks. “It’s exciting to see all ages coming in with technology and taking ebooks home with them,” she says.
Via Buffy J. Hamilton