As school starts, libraries are celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month! Each September, this celebration reminds parents, teachers, and others that a library card should be in every child’s back to school supplies. And it’s not just for kids — library cards open up a world of resources for people of all ages such as new books, access to technology, and educational programming.
Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister author and educator Cara Mentzel are honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022. Idina and Cara remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library.
Library users can take part by visiting the library, signing up for a card, and taking part in the #GetLibraryCarded social media campaign. Post a photo of yourself with your library card (conceal personal info, please!) to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded for a chance to win $100. The promotion begins at 11 a.m. MDT today and ends September 23 at 11 a.m. MDT. All library lovers and librarians are encouraged to participate.
Libraries can celebrate and help spread the word with activities, social media graphics and other tools on the Library Card Sign-up Month site and in the available press kit.