Library Card Sign Up Month

Library Card Sign-up Month 2018

As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.

This September, St. Martin Parish Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.  During September, all school age patrons of St. Martin Parish Library are invited to visit the library and enter their name into a back-to-school drawing.

“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said Charlar Brew, Director. “Story Time exposes young children to the joy of reading and encourages school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as free online tutoring.”

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to encourage eligible adults and children to sign up for a library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit your local branch of St. Martin Parish Library.