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City To Expand Library Program To All Public Schools

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Millions of books will soon be within easy reach of young bookworms in the city.

The city is expanding its MyLibraryNYC program to all public schools.

Students and teachers will be able to directly order books and other materials from the New York, Queens and Brooklyn Public Libraries.

They will also be able to use an improved online catalog, making it easier to search for what they need.

Citing the success of last year's pilot program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the expansion will improve literacy citywide.

"90 percent of participating teachers said the program better equipped them to teach and participating students there were three times more likely to check out a public library book," the mayor said.

The Mayor says MyLibraryNYC will be launched in all city public schools by 2015.

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