I am a firm believer that every child should have their own library card. The library is a service that is available to every resident, and is generally free and equally accessible to almost all students. Learning how to use a library effectively can take a lifetime. Although not available locally, the activity endorsed on this site is easily tailored and replicated for each classroom, and the outcome are young students who are research-savvy and keen to visit the library.
Learning the dewey decimal system, meeting their local librarian, and finding books that interest them will encourage to be curious and develop a lifelong love of learning. Experience-based learning encompasses a number of learning styles, and will engage the majority of learner-types in classrooms. Developing and encouraging the use of library resources will strengthen students' ability to acquire information by exposing them new sources of information, and enable them to use the technology effectively. Setting up a "Monster Hunt" at your local library may also foster a stronger connection between the school, its students, and professionals in the local community.