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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Students get cyberlibrary

Cyber Students Get Cyber Library


Teacher with studentsPennsylvania's cyber students now have a school library to call their own.

Opening its virtual doors on September 4, the library serves the 10,500 K-12 children who attend the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber). Students can check out ebooks, conduct research through free databases for school assignments, and get print materials snail-mailed to their home with a click of the button.

Several years in the making, the cyber library has already counted 50,000 page views and mailed out 200 books. The 5,000 individuals logging in have searched for titles from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to The Iliad, and current titles including "Harry Potter" (Scholastic) and the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams) series are on order, says Sandra Fouch, PA Cyber's director of federal programs, assessment and research, who oversees the library from her base in Midland, Pa.