Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

You've picked out a new backpack for the school year and stuffed it with cool new folders, pencils, pens and this year's textbooks. But have you forgotten to include your most important school supply? Your public library card, of course!


Visit atyourlibrary.org for information on the many ways that public libraries are important community institutions and all the wonderful resources available to you at your local library! New to town? You can type in your zip code and find the closest library to your new neighborhood.

For students of all ages, the library offers great homework resources, study space and databases that you can access from home to help with those late night last minute projects. Not a student? Parents can enjoy checking out materials for entertainment or bringing young children into the library for a fun, educational storytime program with one of the children's librarians. Not a student or a parent? Fret not! Libraries offer great materials for you too! You can download an audiobook or ebook for your smart phone or tablet, check out a video game for your Xbox or listen to the newest album by your favorite musician.

A public library card truly is one of the smartest cards you can have, regardless of your age! Now is as good a time as ever to stop at your nearest library and sign up for a card today. Did I mention that library cards and all the great opportunities that come with them are always free? Yes, free! We librarians are all for free information for everyone and a library card is your ticket to a entire world of knowledge.