A library card provides endless opportunities to transform the school year. With students already headed back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn't cost you a penny - it's a library card.
This September, your Abilene Public Library will be joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide as we participate in Library Card Sign-Up Month. This month is set aside to encourage parents, caregivers, and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Whether it's providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programs, educational databases, digital apps, in-person and virtual homework help, movie sessions, LEGO clubs, craft events, etc., a library card is one of the most effective back-to-school supplies you could have. Resources at the Abilene Public Library are available to anyone with a library card.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children with studies showing that children who read, or are read to in the home, and who use the library, perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
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There's a wealth of services students, as well as individuals of any age, are welcome to come take advantage of, and everything is offered based on a a fraction of your tax dollars. Such includes access to great books, audiobooks, magazines, and more, an expansive digital collection available 24/7, exciting programs and workshops, free movie showings, technology training, crafting and DIY sessions, and so much more. If you don't have a library card, everyone is encouraged to get one so you can start making use of these services today.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit our Get a Library Card page online, give us a call at 325-677-2474, or stop by your local branch library location and ask staff. You'll be glad you did!