Blog September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted August 31, 2017

By Kate Meyer, Westchester Library System

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when public libraries nationwide highlight the value of a library card.  Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.

During Library Card Sign-up Month crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are teaming up with the American Library Association to encourage k-12 students to sign-up for a free library card.

Tune in to the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Facebook page on Sept. 5 at 9:15 am for the first in a series of live videos about the Burns Curated Collection of films, all available to you when you have a library card.

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