Promote it on your website or social media sites using the copy below.  Just add your library’s name at the beginning of the second paragraph and then copy and paste.  You can also add or alter this information to suit your library, patrons and community. More information plus graphics and links can be gotten at ala.org and choose September is Library Card Signup Month from the list on the right.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mollie Stanford, Regional Librarian for Youth Services & Training, mollie.stanford@alslib.info or call 218-741-3840.  We are here to help!



September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Library cards empower students and fuel academic success.

The (local library name) and the Arrowhead Library System make it easy to get a new library card. All libraries in the Arrowhead Library System are open for you to sign up in person.  To find open hours and contact information for each of the 27 ALS member libraries, see our online listing at LOCAL LIBRARY STATUS.  You can also sign up online by clicking HERE or visiting alslib.info, click on Services and scroll down to How Do I Get A Library Card?  So don’t wait, sign up now!

Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when Arrowhead Library System and its member libraries join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students the value of having a library card.  Free, easy and open to everyone in the ALS seven-county region, signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.  Libraries offer educational resources and activities from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and GED classes, helping transform lives and communities through education.

The seven counties of the Arrowhead Library System include Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and Saint Louis. The 27 member public libraries include Aurora Public Library, Babbitt Public Library, Baudette Public Library, Bovey Public Library, Buhl Public Library, Calumet Public Library, Carlton Area Public Library, Chisholm Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Coleraine Public Library, Cook Public Library, Duluth Public Library, Ely Public Library, Eveleth Public Library, Gilbert Public Library, Grand Marais Public Library, Grand Rapids Area Library, Hibbing Public Library, Hoyt Lakes Public Library, International Falls Public Library, Keewatin Public Library, Marble Public Library, Moose Lake Public Library, Mountain Iron Public Library, Silver Bay Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library and Virginia Public Library.