Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Luol Deng, Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month 2012 Library Card Sign-up Month is a celebration held at the beginning of the new school year during which librarians across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

This year, Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls joins us as Honorary Chair. Deng is a two-time All-Star  and noted for his humanitarian work in Africa.

Visit your local library with your children and teens today and sign up for a library card!

Not sure how to get a library card? Check out: How to get a library card.

A library card is a key resource in achieving academic success, and the library is the perfect place to spend quality family time together.

Check out these resources for great ways to use your library card and library

Learn 60 ways to use your library card.

Connect with your kids @ your library Family Activity Guide and blog provide parents with ideas of how they can spend quality family time with their children and teens at home, in the community and at the library.

Already love your library?

  • Share your story on You belong @ your library. For ideas, check out what this parent wrote about her child's experience getting his first library card.
  • Show your support on Facebook with Library Card Sign-up Month cover images. To download: Click on the image below and you will be taken to the full sized image. Then, right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the full sized image and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file. Then upload it to your Facebook page.September ids Library Card Sign-up Month





Show Us Your Library Card!

Add a picture of yourself with your library card to our Flickr group, and it will appear in our slideshow. Join the fun!
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Librarians, please visit Library Card Sign-up Month page on ALA website for resources to promote the event.