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(Updated) Oswego Public Library and SD308 Partnership

Monday, October 5

Oswego Public Library and SD308 Partnership

We have some very exciting news about a new partnership we have with the Oswego Public Library District! This partnership has been created to give all students in SD308 access to the digital resources available through our public library. Some of our SD308 students don't live within the boundaries of the library district, so they have not had access in the past. In addition, many of those that do reside within the library district boundaries, do not have cards, or have misplaced their cards so they no longer have access. This new partnership will give all students access to the amazing resources our public library has to offer! There are so many great databases and ebooks that students may use for research, homework, classwork and personal enjoyment.


Getting access to these resources is EASY! Just fill out the attached Google Form. After you complete it, Mrs. Campasano will contact you with access instructions and the library card number. IT’S THAT EASY! :) The library card number will be active as soon as you receive it, and will expire on June 1, 2021. Please be sure to complete the form for every child in your household who attends Murphy so that we may give each child her/his own library card number. Information on obtaining cards for elementary and high school students will come from the elementary and high school librarians. In addition to immediate access to the digital library, the first 25 students that submit a form will receive a free bookmark delivered to your mailbox and be entered to win one of five gift cards! Why? Because everyone loves gift cards!


In the upcoming weeks, Mrs. Campasano will be showing students how to access resources. Videos with further directions will be posted soon. In the meantime, please fill out the form and start exploring the wonderful resources on your own!


Access the form by clicking on the link


Want an Oswego Public Library Card?

The launch of our Ecard barcodes has gone so well! We’re now ready to start Phase 2 of our partnership, which is getting an actual physical card into the hands of every kid in SD308!  

The Ecard barcode that you received from your school librarian will not allow you to check out actual physical materials, but...getting a card is easy!  

Just visit either campus of the library and show them your driver’s license or state ID.  This is all you need if your ID has your current address on it. 

If your ID does not have your current address, then please bring one of the following items as proof of residency:

*Utility bill dated within 60 days (electronic version accepted)

*Rent receipt dated within 60 days

*Mortgage documents

*Vehicle Registration

*Checking account

*Bank Statement

*FOID card


** Please note that handwritten letters will not be accepted as proof of residency.**

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are not a resident of the library district, but you are still a student in the 308 school district, you may still receive a STUDENT card (with an expiration date of June 1, 2021) which will allow you to check out up to 20 items at a time.  Simply visit the circulation desk of either campus with a parent or guardian with an ID.***

Did you know that the public library has more than just books?  Perhaps you’d like to listen to some new music, or watch a new movie? Maybe you’d like to start a book club with your friends or neighbors?  Are you looking for STEAM activities to do with your children or your scout troop?  The public library has everything you need! 

We encourage you to explore the library website, or visit either campus in person, to learn more! Click on the link below to visit the website.

Oswego Public Library