Library Card Sign Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! 
In this digital era, it may seem like the need for public libraries is dwindling. This, however, is far from accurate. There are more reasons than ever why you should have a library card! Some of the top reasons are listed below:

   1. Libraries are a magical place to explore!
Many people simply haven’t been to their local library in years—and that’s okay!  If you’re one of those people, you'll be amazed at what you can find at your local library these days. Libraries are hubs where people, ideas, and information come together. Wandering through a library is an exhilarating feeling that browsing online will never emulate. You never know where you'll go, what you'll discover, or how you'll be inspired during a trip to the library.

   2. Libraries are constantly adding new material to its catalog.
A library isn’t a building that houses old, musty books that haven’t seen the light of day in years. It’s a flourishing collection of materials that are up to date with the latest publications. The library is like walking into a massive bookstore and being able to take home everything on your wish list, at no cost.

    3. A library card unlocks endless digital content.
Our e-catalog offers e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, databases, and much more. Tired of scrolling endlessly through social media? Using your library's digital content can help you spend your free time in a more productive way. Card holders have access to more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and a portion of the criterion collection. Visit Hoopla or Kanopy to find out more!

    4. Libraries provide essential programs and services to the community.
Summer reading, hands on activities, learning programs and workshops.  All designed to enrich the lives of people in our community.

    5. We preserve democracy!
Having a library card is one of the most important things you can do for you and your community. As the American Library Association states, "We celebrate and preserve our democratic society by making available the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions and ideas, so that all individuals have the opportunity to become lifelong learners - informed, literate, educated, and culturally enriched."
The more support and engagement you give your local library, the more resources the library will receive to serve the entire community. 

    6. It's totally free!
All the materials, programs, services are completely free to the public with a library card. Local libraries are truly a wonderful resource that every member in the community should utilize, but if nothing else, using your local library is a great way cut costs at home.
Sign up for your library card today!