February 3, 2016

County Executive Ike Leggett Endorses County's Commitment to Library Cards for all Students at White House Summit

County Executive Ike Leggett joined St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at a White House ConnectED meeting on Tuesday, January 19 to talk about the importance of every student having their own library card. Leggett presented information to leaders from over 40 cities about the essential role local governments play in assuring that all students have access to free library resources.

This meeting is the first-ever national convening of chief elected officials, school superintendents and library leaders to explore how stronger partnerships between schools and libraries build a bridge to ensure all children have the resources to reach their full learning potential.

Director of Public Libraries Parker Hamilton and Montgomery County Public Schools Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer Timothy B. Warner also represented Montgomery County at the meeting. 

Read more about the White House Summit.