Toy Story 4 characters are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2019!

Get a library card and check out something incredible! (Superhero characters form The Incredibles movie holding a giant library card)  holding a

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.

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card. They’ll be reminding the public that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

Head to your library during September to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating.  Do you have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them to the library.

Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook and Twitter and the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp to join the celebration on social media.

In “Toy Story 4," Woody has always felt confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

 

Librarians: Free resources for Library Card Sign-up Month are being offered as part of the Libraries Transform initiative this year.

Sign up to receive print PSAs, digital graphics, artwork for library cards, PSA scripts, a sample press release, proclamation, and more.

Registration is required, but the tools are free for all libraries.

 

SIGN UP NOW

 

Library Card Sign-up Month History

The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” Read a detailed account in this 2015 blog post at the American Library Association Archives, A Library Card for Every Child: Library Card Sign-Up Month, by Cara Bertram.

 


Contact Us:

We'd like to hear what your library has planned for Library Card Sign-up Month or answer your questions. Contact us at campaign.ala.org

Library Card Sign-up Month is made possible with support from:

Disney Publishing Worldwide

Thank you to Disney Publishing Worldwide for offering The Incredibles as 2018 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs!

 

For 25 years OverDrive has been on a mission to provide access to compelling, easy-to-use digital materials that reach, engage, and satisfy readers. Since 2002 we have worked with ALA member libraries to invest how libraries lend eBooks and digital audiobooks. In the spirit of continuous improvement and best practices, together with ALA we are engaged in library advocacy with publishers and authors to provide fair lending models and costs. Visit Overdrive.com to learn more.

 

Libby

OverDrive's free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks.

 

Library Champions logoALA Library Champions support ALA’s efforts in raising public awareness about the value of libraries and librarians.

 

Dollar General literacy FoundationThank you to Dollar General Literacy Foundation for their generous support of the American Dream Literacy Initiative.

 

 

Library Card Sign-up Month is made possible with support from:

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