National Library Card Sign Up Month
Well Arthur, we totally AGREE!!! September is also known as National Library Card Sign Up Month!
Here are some great reasons why you should get your library card today:
Libraries play an important role in education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Libraries offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school. Summer reading clubs keep children reading during school vacation and have been shown to be the most important factor in avoiding the decrease in reading skills that educators refer to as "summer learning loss."
Today’s public libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as their first or only choice for Internet access and digital content. In addition to books, magazines, DVDs, computers, games, software and other multimedia materials, libraries provide access to e-books and e-book readers.
Often the library is the first point of contact in helping community members. From providing assistance to small business owners to assisting with access to e-government resources, libraries are changing lives through education.
Libraries are America’s great information equalizers – the only place people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use such a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians.
To put it more plainly, you should sign up for a library card because...
LIBRARIES ARE AWESOME!!!
Stop by any library location today to participate in a library card scavenger hunt! Remember, even if you can't make it in for National Library Card Sign Up Month, you can get a library card any other time of the year.
We Want You (to get your library card today)!