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. 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.
Thank you to Disney and Pixar for allowing Elemental characters Ember and Wade to help spread the word about the value of a library card during Library Card Sign-up Month 2023.
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and Co State Park passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Join a free program and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it's elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
Whether it’s building business skills, engaging with the community, or discovering new books, music, media, and technology, the library is a place where everyone can thrive.
Visit your library to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating. Do you have friends who don't have a library card? Invite them to sign up during September and get a special gift.
Don't have a library card?
Sign up for a library card at one of 3 locations and find something wonderful at your library! Learn what you need to bring here. From storytime to audiobooks to DIY classes, there is something for everyone. Happy #LibraryCardSignupMonth!
One Community, One Card
Starting for the 2023-2024 school year, all students (and faculty) enrolled in the Summit County School District automatically have a Summit County Public Library Card. All they need is their school ID number to accesss our digital resources and physical collection. No physical card needed, just the number!
Learn more here.
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. If your child is not quite old enough for the One Card for SSD students, we invite those ages birth to kindergarden to still carry their very 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 children a head start on literacy skills before they even reach the classroom.
Free Replacement Library Cards
We want all patrons of all ages to get in the habit of carrying their librarycard. Learn why here. We recommend you treat it like a credit card to protect your account. During the month of September, we are 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.
(Please note: You will lose your old library card number and your ebook and eAudiobook holds and loans on Libby by getting a new card.)
Throughout September, we're celebrating the value of libraries! Do you love the library’s summer reading program, storytime, or book club? Checking out DVDs, magazines, or hiking poles? Do you simply enjoy getting lost in the magic of a good book? We want to know how YOU library!
Questions about National Library Card Sign-Up Month?
Give us a call at 970-668-4138 or email [email protected]