Anaheim Public Library is recognized for the Project ACES (A Card for Every Student) program by the Association of California Cities, Orange County.
The Community Investment category is awarded to, “Innovators for community investment that adds value to Cities through increasing quality of life, community aesthetics, providing services that resident’s request."
Anaheim Public Library partners with Anaheim Union High School District and Anaheim Elementary School District to provide nearly 50,000 students to help them succeed in their educational goals, as well as school staff, with digital library cards.
ACES accounts enable each Anaheim student to check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive; get real-time professional tutoring every school day through Brainfuse; prepare for SAT, AP, and other exams with the Testing and Education Resource Center; learn languages with Pronunciator; or research any subject on numerous trustworthy databases.
Anaheim Public Library is the only library in California currently leading a program in collaboration with school districts which provide free access to educational resources for K-12 students.