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Thanks for Participating in Our #HowILibrary Promotion

Every September since 1987, the American Library Association and libraries across the country come together to urge everyone to get a library card. As part of this year's Library Card Sign-up Month promotion, we asked library lovers to celebrate the value of libraries by sharing on social media how they make the most of their library card using the hashtag #HowILibrary.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We loved seeing your favorite ways to use the library: storytimes and awesome librarians, seed libraries, bird-watching kits, museum passes, summer reading and other great reading programs, and of course, the books, ebooks, and audiobooks.
To sweeten the deal, all social media posts were entered into a random drawing to win selected prizes. Here are the winners:

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Carol Gans of Claverack Free Library in New York is the Grand Prize Winner: A Disney gift card ($150.00 USD value) and a one-year subscription to Disney+ Premium ($109.99 USD value). Carol's favorite library element is the staff!

First Prize (1 winner)

Beth Cockman is First Prize Winner: A VISA gift card ($150.00 USD value) and choice of one ALA Graphics poster. Beth has a blast at Lee County (N.C.) Libraries' annual POP!-Con Renaissance Fair and Comic Con.

Second Prize Winners (3)

Second Prize winners receive their choice of one ALA Graphics poster. Three winners were selected in the random drawing. Only two are being announced because we've had some trouble contacting the third via social media. Check your notifications on social media; you may be our missing winner. If we don't hear back from the third winner within the next week, we'll draw another name from the spreadsheet of entries.

Winners Kim Armstrong and Rachel Neff both know how to make the most of their library cards!

Last but not least, many thanks to all the authors that told us how they library during Library Card Sign-up Month, including Meg Medina, Mo Willems, Kelly Yang, Brad Meltzer, Bill Konigsberg, Lily Williams, Jerry Craft, Kwame Mbalia, Jenna Lee-Yun, Jason June, and all the comics creators that participated in the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table #CreatorsGetCarded project.

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