Get in your element—sign up for a library card!
It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month (LCSUM)! Held each September, LCSUM is an annual reminder that library cards empower individuals and communities by providing free access to technology, multimedia content, educational programming, and much more. A library card opens a world of learning for everyone and is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available.
This year, we’re overjoyed to have characters from Disney and PIXAR’s Elemental to help us celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month.
If you love libraries—and the access they provide to rich and diverse worlds—we invite you to join the festivities and help spread the word about the value of a library card. Here are a few ways you can participate:
Visit your library
Visit your library in-person or online 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 sign up during September!
Encourage others to get a library card
You have a library card, of course. But does your best friend? Neighbor? Cousin? Secret crush? There’s no time like to present to persuade those people in your life to register for a library card. Remind them that signing up for a library card is free and easy, and that libraries are still better than the internet.
Show us how YOU library
How do you make the most of your library card? Do you love the library’s summer reading program, storytime, or book club? Checking out DVDs, magazines, or cake pans? Do you simply enjoy getting lost in the magic of a good book?
Spread the word on social media
Libraries and library supporters are using the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUpMonth on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to help get the word out about the value of a library card. The Library Card Sign-up Month website has tons of sample social media posts and graphics for free download featuring characters from Dinsey and PIXAR’s Elemental!
Display a library-themed yard sign
Let your neighbors know you’re a proud library card holder with two awesome yard signs from the American Library Association. Pick your favorite sign—options include “Library card holders live here” and “In this house, we support libraries”—or design your own, then print and display to jazz up your yard.
Visit the Library Card Sign-Up Month website for more ways to celebrate!