This month is dedicated to reminding families about the many valuable resources your local library provides. Since September is National Library Card Sign-up month, the American Library Association is taking this opportunity to encourage everyone to visit their local library and sign their family up for library cards.
Library cards are your key to unlocking all the possibilities and resources that lie within a public library. Not only is your local library a resource for interesting books and magazines, but it also provides computers, researching tools and the opportunity to attend events and speakers on a variety of issues and topics. There are also book clubs, testing centers and e-book rentals.
There are endless opportunities for children as well. Local libraries host reading programs, story time, and events of interest for children of all ages while also offering online interactive books, programs and learning games. Many libraries also provide daycare, study rooms, homework assistance, homeschooling resources and services for special needs children.
Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month with your family. To find your local library and explore what programs it offers, please visit http://www.atyourlibrary.org/ and enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner.