Tuscaloosa City Schools

Jun 28, 2022 by Anita Reid

The Literacy Silver Bullet

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa City Schools

Director, Dr. Andrew Maxey

Superintendent, Dr. Mike Daria

During the 2020- 2021 school year, the Tuscaloosa City School libraries and librarians were highly successful in implementing programs that ensured students had access to high-quality reading material whether they attended school physically in the school buildings or virtually from home. Students had many different opportunities to be a part of the school libraries and partake in the resources available to them through various platforms. The librarians’ Tuscaloosa Reads website proved to be a huge success with students and their families during the 2020- 2021 school year. The online book readings garnered over 8,000 views. The free book giveaway was another huge accomplishment for librarians and the system’s library programs. Over $25,000 in books were given away by Tuscaloosa City Schools librarians during the summer of 2020 and the 2020- 2021 school year. Librarians also served students in digital circulation and positive library interactions. Throughout the 2020- 2021 school year, Tuscaloosa City Schools librarians went over and beyond to provide all students in the system with positive library experiences and interactions while ensuring that all students were able to access and utilize the library resources.