Anaheim Public Library has a card tailored for foster youth that allows direct access to necessary educational resources without the need for a guardian.
Anaheim Public Library is the first in Orange County to remove the guardian consent requirement and offer tailored library cards to foster care youth.
The foster youth library card is available for those 18 and younger living in the foster care system, a group home, temporary living situation, in homelessness, or without proof of address. Youth can check out up to five items and will not accrue overdue fines.
Residents looking for more ways to support foster youth can upgrade their library card at any branch to the "We're Here For You" card design. Upgrading your card is donation-based and supports the Friends of the Anaheim Public Library.
Proceeds from the Friends of the Anaheim Public Library donations are given to the nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County, which serves foster care youth.
Visit your neighborhood Anaheim Library to upgrade your library card or tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the tailored library card for foster care youth.