September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
Studies have shown that children who 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.
But libraries aren’t just for kids! Armed with a library card of your very own, you have access to free or low-cost books, movies, music, and more! During these economically challenging times, it’s nice to know that your local library can still provide you with hours of entertainment, most of the time at no cost!
When is the last time you visited your local library? If it’s been a while, then it’s time to gather up the family (or just yourself) and make the trip! If you’ve never been to your library, then now’s the time to go get yourself a card.