Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month! Even though you can sign up for a library card year round, September is an extra special time for libraries to share why getting a library card is a great idea—especially for a kid! Check out our top 5 reasons why children should get their very own card:
1. Responsibility: With their own library cards, kids can be responsible for the materials they check out and learn that there are consequences when items aren’t returned on time. Keeping track of the library card itself is also a fantastic skill to have—even in adulthood!
2. Access to Free Resources: We have plenty of free online resources for our youngest patrons available through our website. From research databases like Explora to creative online classes via Creativebug, there’s something that will appeal to every kid!
3. Sense of Autonomy: Having a library card empowers kids to make their own reading choices and enables them to explore different types of books, music, and more in a risk-free environment! Libraries also allow kids to pick out whatever they want without relying on a guardian to make a financial commitment.