WS/FCS and Forsyth County Public Library form partnership

Published 10:32 am Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Students will have access to library resources with their student IDs

The Forsyth County Public Library system and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow them to cooperate on a number of initiatives connecting students in the school district with library resources.

The first such program, Connecting Libraries and Students for Success (CLASS) will allow WS/FCS students to access public library resources through their student ID numbers, beginning on Monday, Oct. 11. Using the Forsyth County Public Library’s website students can:

  • Check out up to 10 books or audiobooks
  • Access ebooks and audiobooks
  • Connect to resources for help with homework, practice tests and research

“No matter where you live in Forsyth County, there’s a branch close by,” said Forsyth County Public Library Director Brian Hart. “In fact, many of our locations function as informal after-school centers, where students can see their friends, use the internet and access a variety of databases that can help them with homework.”

WS/FCS Superintendent Tricia McManus said that CLASS Access is a fantastic way to connect students with libraries, without boundaries. “It means opening doors to many more books and endless resources,” McManus said. “I hope that as we work to build those lifelong learners and readers, we build a relationship with our community libraries that many of our students have never had.”