We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month (LCSUM) all September long—it’s an annual reminder that people of all ages can access infinite entertainment and information by registering for a free library card.
Library lovers across the country are joining the festivities by helping spread the word about the value of a library card. Here are a few ways you can participate:
Remind Your Loved Ones to Get Library Cards
Challenge yourself: how many friends, relatives, colleagues, and classmates can you persuade to register for a library card in September? Remind the people in your life that signing up for a library card is free and easy, since many libraries are allowing for online registration during the pandemic. Send them this article highlighting all the coolest benefits of having a library card to help make your case.
Join the Fun on Social Media
Libraries and their 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 amazing graphics featuring LCSUM Honorary Chair Wonder Woman (!) available for free download.
Strike a Library Card Power Pose
The American Library Association is encouraging everyone to show off their library card superhero pose on social media. Post your pic on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LibraryCardHero (or share directly to the I Love Libraries Facebook page) by September 22 and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Show Off a Library-Themed Yard Sign
Let your neighbors know you’re a proud library card holder with these 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.
Participate in Library Card Sign-up Month Bingo
How many squares on this LCSUM bingo card can you check off in September? It’s chock full of fun challenges to get in the Library Card Sign-up Month spirit, from using your library to access free digital magazines to writing a thank you note to your favorite librarian. Once you’ve hit bingo, show off your card on social media using the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp.
Visit the Library Card Sign-up Month website for more ways to celebrate.