Denton Public Library Gives Free Library Cards to Denton ISD Students

The Denton Public Library Books2Go Program Provides Students with Online Tutoring, Studying, and Research Resources

DENTON, TX, July 15, 2020 –The Denton Public Library (DPL) announced the new Books2Go program to provide free library cards to Denton ISD students. The Books2Go program allows students to use online tutoring assistance, studying resources, an extended resource library, and access books, movies, and activities for entertainment. To enroll in the program, parents or legal guardians will need to opt-in when registering their children for the 2020-2021 school year. The Books2Go program is a partnership between the Denton Public Library and Denton ISD.

“We are incredibly excited to offer Books2Go to students,” said Jennifer Bekker, City of Denton Director of Libraries. “This past school year has been different from anything students have experienced before, so being able to provide this resource to them now is more important than ever.”

With their Books2Go accounts, students may:

  • Check out up to three items at a time (including books, movies, DiscoveryKits, mobile wi-fi hotspots, and more);

  • Place up to three item holds at a time;

  • Use the library public computers;

  • Download ebooks and digital audiobooks; and

  • Access most of Denton Public Library online resources including:

  • Brainfuse, which offers daily live tutoring for students 3rd grade to college;

  • Ebsco Explora, which offers research resources for homework and reports; and

  • Pronunciator—a language learning tool that provides lessons in 80 languages.

In addition, Books2Go accounts use students’ existing Denton ISD I. D. number, students will only need to bring or remember their student I.D. to use DPL resources. If students already have an account with DPL, they will not need a Books2Go account. Parents or legal guardians who register a student for a Books2Go account do not have to submit an application to DPL. The application process consists of opting into a Books2Go account as part of the Denton ISD Snap registration.

For more information, including frequently asked questions, visit the Denton Public Library website at https://bit.ly/DPLBooks2Go.


Contact: Jennifer Bekker, Director of Libraries, (940) 349-8753, Jennifer.Bekker@cityofdenton.com

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