National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

During the month of September, we are celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month by giving out books and prizes for all new library card holders, and for anyone who comes in to the library and uses their library card!

Plus, show your library card at these local businesses for special discounts:

Hopshire Farm & Brewery  will give a one-time $1 off a pour.

The Dryden Hotel will give you $1 off any appetizer.

The Station Creamery will give you $1 off an ice cream.

Crown City Cinema will give you a pack of $1 off coupons.

How Does the Library Empower You? Tell Us for the Chance to Win!

There’s nothing more empowering than a library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, libraries provide people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions.

And there’s no one better to tell that story than library lovers like you. This Library Card Sign-up Month, we’re asking everyone to help spread some library love by posting to social media about how the library empowers you for a chance to win. Here’s how it works:
   
Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LibrariesEmpower. Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Don’t forget to tag your library! The creator of one randomly-selected post will receive a $100 Visa gift and an ALA Graphics The Child Poster. Additionally, three second-place winners will receive an ALA Graphics The Child Poster.
   
The #LibrariesEmpower promotion begins Wednesday, September 1, at noon CT and ends Wednesday, September 22, at noon CT. All librarians and library lovers are encouraged to participate. The promotion is open to residents of the United States, Washington, D.C., and U.S. Territories. Employees of the American Library Association are not eligible to participate.
   
Official Rules (PDF)