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.
Celebrate with Loud Mouse and Find Your Voice at the Library!
“Find your voice at the la, la, la, library—get a library card.” So says Dee (aka Loud Mouse) in this new poster. Dee loves to sing. Everything, all the time! So, when her teacher asks everyone to share something with the class, Dee shares a song. And as she sings la, la, la, LOUDly in front of her class for the first time, something extraordinary happens. . .
Whether it’s diving into a new hobby, building business skills, engaging with the community, or discovering new books, music, media, and technology, the library is a place where everyone can thrive. This September, encourage members of your community to get a library card and watch their dreams and imaginations sing!
Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister author and educator Cara Mentzel will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022 to will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming.
To celebrate, we have free Library Card Replacements if oyu have lost or damaged your Library Card. We also have Library Cards for Children, 18 and younger so come on by and sign up!
Don't have a library card?
Sign up for a library card 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!
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.
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.)