Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a makerspace and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it’s elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
Celebrate and spread the word
Visit your library to see what’s new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating. Do you have friends who don’t have a library card? Invite them to sign up during September.
How do you library? Enter for a chance to win!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we want to celebrate the value of libraries with all of you! Show some love to your local library on social media by sharing how you make the most of your library card.
Do you love the library’s summer reading program, story time, or book club? Checking out DVDs, magazines, or cake pans? Do you simply enjoy getting lost in the magic of a good book? The American Library Association wants to know how YOU library! Participating is easy:
1) Snap a pic or shoot a video showcasing what you love about the library or choose a library element that best applies to you.
2) Post to Instagram, Twitter/X, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page with the hashtag #HowILibrary.
3) Tag your library and your friends to help spread the word!
What’s in it for you? In addition to the gratification of supporting libraries, there’s also a chance to win great prizes. One randomly selected winner will receive a $150 gift card, and three second-place winners will receive a poster of their choice from the ALA Store.
So, let’s see those book stacks, creative reading spots, and all the adventures that libraries take you on! If you don’t have a photo to share, check out the Library Elements graphics at ilovelibraries.org.
Join the #HowILibrary movement, and let’s make this the best Library Card Sign-up Month ever!
Adapted from the American Library Association.