Tools to Promote Library Card Sign-up Month

Aug 18, 2022

Singing cartoon mouse holding library card. Text reads: September is Library Card Sign-up Month

During Library Card Sign-up Month, the American Library Association (ALA) and librarians across the country will remind students, parents, and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

All libraries can participate and amplify this message with free tools from ALA that include social media graphics, a #GetLibraryCarded promotion, proclamations, PSAs, posters and more. Learn more and access the toolkit.

Each September, ALA 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.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

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