WAUSEON— September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Wauseon Public Library wants to make sure that your children start the school year off right with the “smartest” card there is…a library card. Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
Library programs, book discussion groups, computer resources, and books help engage children’s interest and encourage them to become excited and enthusiastic readers. During the week of September 16-21, the Wauseon Public Library will be hosting a special Search for the Golden Ticket Week to encourage library users to explore the library and discover what it has to offer.
“A library card has always been one of the most important school supplies,” shared Wauseon Public Library Director Amy Murphy. “So it’s important to get our children ready to go back to school…and that includes stopping by the library and getting them signed up for their first library card and finding out what activities and programs the library has to offer, which will make their transition back to school easier. And in these tough economic times, the best part of all is that a library card is free.”
Getting a library card is as easy as one stop at the library. For a parent or guardian to apply for a child’s library card, all they need is a current photo ID and two pieces of mail with their current mailing address on them.
For more information on National Library Card Sign-Up Month or for more information on how to apply for a library card, stop by the Wauseon Public Library or call 419-335-6626.