September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries around the nation celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card provides access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities. Libraries provide people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions.
This September, Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September.
As honorary chair, Dias wants to remind the public that signing up for a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities. “A library card provides opportunity for discovery and access to a rich and diverse world. It empowers you to make change and experience new stories," said Dias.
To celebrate, we have three great events going on this month: free Library Card Replacements, Library Cards for Children.
Don't have a library card?
Sign up for a library card online or at one of 3 locations. and find something wonderful at your library! From storytime to audiobooks to DIY classes, there is something for everyone. Happy #LibraryCardSignupMonth!
Post a Selfie
Post a selfie with your old or new library card and tag #summitcountylibraries to win a treat at any of our 3 library locations.
Children's Library Cards:
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. Caregivers can now sign up children age 0-18 can for their own library card. Access an application here.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
Free Replacement Library Cards
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.)