There's never been a better time to be a library card holder! Not one currently, make September the month you finally get one.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card serves as a gateway for more than just books — it provides community, access to technology and so much more. The Syracuse Public Library serves all off Turkey Creek Township, an area of approximately 8,400 people. Of those individuals, only 1,500 have a library card. That means almost 7,000 within Turkey Creek Township are missing out on access to more than over 29,000 materials, including books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs and mobile hotspots. This figure doesn’t even factor in the digital offerings of books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies and documentaries available through the Libby and Hoopla apps — all free with a library card.
Signing up for a library card is super easy. Bring your photo ID to the library; if it doesn’t have your updated address within Turkey Creek Township, you’ll also need to have a secondary proof of residence, such as a utility bill. It takes only minutes to get a new patron established in the Evergreen Indiana system, where they have access to not just Syracuse’s items but also those from other Evergreen libraries across the Hoosier State.
To celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month, the Syracuse Public Library will also offer free replacement cards for existing patrons, who have lost them or have cards displaying a lot of wear and tear.
Patrons can celebrate the month by visiting the library and encouraging their friends and family to do so as well. Don’t forget to share a photo of yourself with your library card to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift and a poster of choice from American Library Association Graphics. Three second-place winners will receive their poster of choice. This promotion begins at noon Central Time Thursday, Sept. 1, and ends at noon Central Time Friday, Sept. 23.
You can also help spread the word by using the hashtag, #LibraryCardSignUpMonth. Share why you love your library and why others should have a library card.
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