September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card.
To celebrate, we have three great events going on this month: Food for Fines, free Library Card Replacements and new Library Cards for Children.
Pay down your Library fines and help those in need! Summit County Library’s annual Food for Fines program returns September 1-15 at all 3 locations.
SCL is teaming up with the FIRC: Family and Intercultural Resource
Center Food Bank to help fight hunger and feed hope with Food for Fines.
Throughout the first 2 weeks of September, the Library will remove overdue fines from an adult cardholder’s account with non-perishable food items donated. (Donations cannot be used to pay for lost or damaged materials.)
Items can be dropped off at any SCL location during regular hours and include canned goods, personal care products, and other non-perishables. See the attached flyer for specific items requested.
We also want all patrons of all ages to get in the habit of bringing their library card. We recommend you treat it like a credit card to protect your account. During the month of September, we will be offering free library card replacements. If your card is falling apart, damaged or you just can’t find it, save yourself $2.50 and come get a new one for free.
(You will lose your old library card number and your ebook and eAudiobook holds and loans on Libby by getting a new card.)
Coming soon - more information on how children age 0-18 can now receive their own library card.