Erin Haywood, an ESL teacher in Clarkson, GA, recently shared on her blog a story about the value of something that we Americans often take for granted - a library card. Haywood took a group of her refugee students to their local library to get their first ever card.
She says, "Do you know what is spectacular to see? An adult getting her first library card. Also, seeing a group of ESL learners demolish an entire shelf of the coveted Picture Dictionaries. Picture Dictionaries that don’t cost $25 like teacher keeps telling them. This time they’re free. Mind. Blown."
The rest of the post is worth a read. Check it out: When Did You Get Your First Library Card?