Library lovers know that showing your library card gets you access to great things all year-round, but during Library Card Sign-up Month it will also get you the chance to win $100. Help us spread the word about the value of libraries this September by snapping a picture with your library card and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. You'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page.
The promotion begins Sunday, September 1 at noon CT and ends Sunday, September 22 at noon CT. Librarians and library lovers are encouraged to participate. Don't forget to cover up any personally identifiable information!
The #GetLibraryCarded 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)
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
If you haven't visited your library recently, stop by during September to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are planning Library Card Sign-up Month events and promotions.
Do you have friends who don't have library cards? September is a great month to invite them to the library.