Cards for Kids Program
If a student (pre-k through high school) resides in a nearby area not served by the Roselle Public Library District, such as Keeneyville or Medinah, and they are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school, they are eligible for a free library card while they are in school.
To obtain a card under this program, a parent or guardian needs to visit the Roselle Public Library to register their child for a free library card and attest that their child qualifies for this program. To qualify for the Cards For Kids program, households must meet the Income Eligibility Guidelines outlined by the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, for Child Nutrition Programs. Parents and guardians, be sure to bring your identification with correct address. You will need to complete an attestation form to receive a Cards For Kids Roselle Public Library District library card.
If the child is a student of one of the Medinah School District 11 schools, they are eligible for a Student Card through an Intergovernmental Agreement the Library has with School District 11, and the child could obtain a Student library card, without qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunch program.
Cards for Kids Program FAQs
Q: Does the student have to be enrolled in a public or private school to qualify?
A: No, any student will qualify – including homeschool students.
Q: What grade levels will we accept for this program?
A: Pre-K through Grade 12.
Q: Can the entire family get a card through this program?
A: No, only the qualifying student(s). If a non-resident desires cards for the whole family, they will have purchase them.
Q: How do I prove that my child is eligible for the Cards For Kids program?
A: By using our temporary attestation form until we have guidance from the state on what other forms or existing documents can be used to prove eligibility.
Q: How long will these cards be active?
A: For the remainder of the current school year. Parents/guardians will have to renew and prove eligibility each year.