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South San ISD Kids Now Hooked Up With e-Readers And BiblioTech

Bexar County

Many of the students in South San Antonio ISD have never had access to a Nook or a Kindle, but thanks to the Hidalgo Foundation, 200 kids at a time will be able to read their favorite books from BiblioTech.

Students in the South San School District can now reach out to BiblioTech while at school, thanks to a hefty donation of e-readers.

Officials with Bexar County’s bookless library delivered 50 of the e-readers to South San Antonio High School yesterday to be distributed among the high school and the district’s four middle schools.

South San matched the gift with 150 more e-readers purchased by the district, but County Judge Nelson Wolff said schools don’t have to do that to get the e-reader grants from the county.

He said private donations made it possible for the Foundation to purchase 1,000 e-readers to give to local schools on a first-come, first served basis. There is no match requirement and the school gets to pick the device they want. South San wanted Nook HDs for their secondary schools.

BiblioTech teams will be visiting the schools to train faculty members on accessing the library’s digital resources. Elementary students in South San will be taking field trips to BiblioTech and soon will receive Nooks at their schools as well.

Wolff said. Bexar County’s new BiblioTech E-D-U project was developed to enhance services offered by traditional school libraries.