As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.
This September, Blackwell Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage everyone to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
The library has a great collection of books for school research, access to learning games, online encyclopedias and databases, an awesome fiction collection, programs & workshops, and much more! A library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Blackwell Public Library are available to anyone with a library card. The library staff would love to see everyone in the community get a library card!
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
This year, Disney’s the Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education. Watch to see where the Incredibles pop up in the library!
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit please the Blackwell Public Library in person or find out more here.