Library Launches New Youth Library Card

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 Library Launches New Youth Library Card
Unique partnership between SFPL and SFUSD promotes academic success

WHAT:  City Librarian Luis Herrera and SFUSD officials celebrate National Library Week with the launch of SFPL’s exclusive new Scholar Card, an all-access youth library card connecting over 55,000 SFUSD students to millions of free resources.

WHEN:  Today – Thursday, April 13, 11 a.m.

WHERE:  SFUSD Tenderloin Community Elementary School, 627 Turk St


  • City Librarian, Luis Herrera
  • SFUSD Superintendent, Myong Leigh
  • Board of Education Vice President, Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell
  • Library Commission President, Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi
  • Brad Williston, SFUSD Teacher Librarian Administrator
  • Principle Anastasia Shattner
  • Ms. Park’s 3rd grade class
  • Jim Jeske, SFPL Children’s Librarian
  • Jaime Wong, Chronicle Books
  • Christian Robinson, Illustrator

THE SCHOLAR CARD:  San Francisco Public Library has teamed up with the San Francisco Unified School District to provide every SFUSD student with a public library card: The Scholar Card. The Scholar Card simplifies the library card application process and connects students to millions of free resources, such as online homework help, language learning tools and streaming media. The Scholar Card eliminates barriers to access by providing students with a “clean slate”; all fees are waived upon activation.

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Scholar Card partners