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New! Distance Learner Library Card

We want to support your remote learning journey! All K-12 students who are remote learning in Boone County, including all students in Belvidere District 100 and North Boone District 200, are eligible for a NO COST temporary library card that allows students access to books while school libraries are closed.

About the Distance Learner Card

  • The Distance Learner library cards will be valid during periods of mandated remote learning. During this time, they will be of no cost to any child enrolled in a PreK-12 school anywhere in Boone County.
  • Check out up to 20 books, CDs, audiobooks, or magazines for 3 weeks. (Sorry, no DVD’s can be checked out with this card.) You can renew materials online or by phone!
  • The cards are limited to materials available at Ida Public Library only. At this time, the cards cannot request materials from any other libraries or be used outside of Ida.

How to Apply

  • To sign up, please bring a photo ID (parent/guardian if a student is under 18) and proof of enrollment to the Youth Service department.
  • Students under 18 will need a parent/guardian present to apply for a card.
  • Proof of enrollment includes:
    • Student ID
    • Mail/email from district/teacher
    • Report card
    • Student schedule

What Ida Can Do For You

  • Stop in the library to browse and select materials, or request a custom-made Book Bundle! Reader’s Advisory library staff can create a group of books based on your specific reading level, topics, and other preferences.  Find the request form HERE.
  • Youth Service library staff is here to help you just like a school librarian would. If you are working on a project, looking for a new book series, or need guidance on finding the right materials, we are here to help!
  • The library is offering a wide variety of free virtual programs that you can participate in (even without a library card!) Explore your creative side with TweenSTEAM and Grab & Go craft kits, win prizes with FlipGrid book chats and our Festive Fall contests, or discover new books with our First Chapter Friday and Anime Club! Find a full listing of programs HERE.