Library Card Sign-up Month


September is Library Card Sign-up Month! 

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is celebrated each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing audiobooks to streaming movies to taking virtual classes, there is so much you can access with a library card. Pursue your passions and dreams through WFL’s resources and programs. Already have a card? Share the news with your family, friends and neighbors!

Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available.   

How much money can you save?  Visit our Library Value Calculator to total your savings.

Join the Library Card Sign-up Month celebration! #GetLibraryCarded It’s the most powerful tool in your wallet – show it off! Share a photo of yourself with your library card for the chance to win $100!

Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Be sure not to reveal any personal information on your library card and don’t forget to tag your library! The creator of one randomly-selected post will receive a $100 Visa gift and a poster of choice from ALA Graphics. Three second-place winners will receive their poster of choice from ALA Graphics. The #GetLibraryCarded promotion begins Thursday, September 1, at 1:00 PM and ends Friday, September 23, at 1:00 PM. All library lovers and librarians are encouraged to participate. Follow I Love Libraries to join in the social media celebration and spread the word.