Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Get Your Smart Card for National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Classes have begun for local students and each year we prepare with getting together our school supplies, books, backpacks, sometimes even new computers.  As you gather your school essentials together, don't forget to arm yourself with your own library card...it's one of the smartest cards you'll ever own.


September is the month for libraries to actively promote the importance of having your own library card.  Regardless if you're a student or not, it's one of the best accessories you can have in your wallet.  Library cards are free to Abilene and Taylor County residents and all you need is a Photo ID, proof of residency, and a completed Registration Form to get yours.  You may even complete an Online Registration to get the process started sooner.  one you have your library card, you'll gain access to a vast array of resources and services for the best price in town...FREE.

We house great materials for all ages including books, magazines, movies, audiobooks, computers, the Internet, MS Office applications, databases, eBooks, Wi-Fi, streaming content, and much more.  In addition to this, your card also provides you with borrowing privileges to the university libraries at Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and McMurry through the Abilene Library Consortium.  That's quite a deal.

Each year, in honor of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, a new Honorary Chair is selected to be the face of the campaign.  This year it's the Teen Titans, the DC Superhero Team including Robin, the Beast, Starfire, Raven, and Cyborg.  We may not be able to offer their superpowers, but your public library card is pretty powerful itself.  It's good enough to be a superpower itself, fighting the good fight to support and defend literacy, education, and recreational fun for everyone.  Get your library card and discover what special skills and talents you might develop through your local library.

Throughout September, we invite you to visit any branch location and sign up for your library card if you don't have one already.  You may also see staff out at several school open houses and community events to register people for library cards.  As easy as they are to acquire, you'll be thrilled at a whole new world of possibilities that will open up to you just by owning one.

For more information about how to signup for a library card, visit our Get a Library Card page online, call us at 325-677-2474, or speak with staff at any of our three convenient branch locations including the Main Library at 202 Cedar St., the South Branch Library at 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd., or the Mockingbird Branch Library at 1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.

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