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Round 1 Communities

Sixty communities participated in the first call to action and collectively issued new library cards to more than one million school children in less than one year of work. Many of those cards were first-time virtual cards giving students instant 24/7 access to library resources using their student IDs.

  • Round One Communities:

    • Alexandria, Va.
    • Anchorage, Alaska
    • Baltimore
    • Baltimore County, Md.
    • Boston
    • Brooklyn, N.Y.
    • Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C.
    • Chattanooga, Tenn.
    • Chicago
    • Cincinnati-Hamilton County, Ohio
    • Cleveland
    • Clinton and Macomb, Mich.
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    • Denver
    • Durham County, N.C.
    • Fort Collins, Colo.
    • Fort Worth, Texas
    • Grand Rapids, Mich.
    • Harris County, Texas
    • Hartford, Conn.
    • Hennepin County, Minn.
    • Houston
    • Howard County, Md.
    • Indianapolis
    • Kansas City, Mo.
    • King County, Wash.
    • Lincoln, Neb.
    • Los Angeles
    • Madison, Wis.
    • Marin County, Calif.
    • Memphis, Tenn.
    • Milwaukee
    • Montgomery County, Md.
    • Nashville, Tenn.
    • New Haven, Conn.
    • New York
    • Oakland, Calif.
    • Orange County, Fla.
    • Philadelphia
    • Pierce County, Wash.
    • Prince George's County, Md.
    • Pueblo City-County, Colo.
    • Ramsey County, Minn.
    • Richland County, S.C.
    • Rochester, N.Y.
    • Rochester Hills, Mich.
    • St. Louis County, Mo.
    • St. Paul, Minn.
    • Salt Lake City
    • San Antonio
    • San Francisco, Calif.
    • Seattle, Wash.
    • Skokie, Ill.
    • Springfield, Mass.
    • Stark County, Ohio
    • Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio
    • Tulsa, Okla.
    • Washington, D.C.

The Leaders Library Card Challenge is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is led by the Urban Libraries Council.