November 15, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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, Every Child Ready to Read programming and 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 fun and informative Library Value Calculator at https://tinyurl.com/ob5no3s to total your savings.
Visit Seekonk Library to receive your free SAILS Library card. (Proof of residency required. There is a fee for out of state residents.) 508-336-8230

The American Library Association is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.

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