September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Transform your school year with a library card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Mercer, WI – The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Librarians are leaders in their communities – helping people of any age to find what they need to help improve their quality of life. This September, the Mercer Public Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
Libraries build a foundation for children’s future success starting from the earliest stages of development. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching families the components of early literacy. Older students can also find tools for success at their local libraries, where they can access high-speed Internet and digital tools, as well as working with trained professionals on how best to use these resources.
Resources at the Mercer Public Library are available to anyone with a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, databases, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. With a free library card students and adults can check out books, books on CD, movies, a telescope, downloadable books and audiobooks, canning equipment, cake pans, puzzles, board games, and much more.
Through September 30, any area residents and property owners who sign up for a new library card, replace a lost card with no replacement fee, or bring in an existing card to verify contact information will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD 8”, courtesy of the Mercer Public Library.
The fine print: You must visit the Mercer Public Library in person to enter. One entry per library card. Your card must be in good standing with no outstanding overdue materials, though we'll overlook your late fees.
For more details, stop by the Mercer Public Library or call 715-476-2366.