Celebrate library card sign-up month

Published 5:25 pm Friday, September 11, 2009

In tough economic times, parents might find it harder than ever to make sure their children have everything they need for school.

Luckily, the most important school supply of all does not cost a thing—a library card.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

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A library card can give kids access to free homework help, materials to research their papers or a source for their next book report. It can also help make life after school more fun, with free access to books, DVDs, books on CD, computers with the Internet and educational games, and more.

Of course, library cards are not just for kids.

A recent poll by the American Library Association shows that adults agree; libraries continued to experience a dramatic increase in library card registration last year. In fact, 68 percent of American adults have a library card. Now more than ever, people are turning to their libraries for free access to books, DVDs, music, books on CD, computer and Internet access and more.

This is all free with a library card.

So what are you waiting for?

Visit the Decatur County – Gilbert H. Gragg Library and sign up for your library card today!

Get crafty!

Parents, bring your children to the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library today, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.!

We will be making all kinds of fun craft projects, including star picture frames, bug visors, frog magnets, butterfly chip clips, raccoon door hangers, a boot picture frame, and wooden animals.

Children can use their imagination as they get crafty and make presents for their family and friends. This program is designed for children ages 5-10. Be sure to arrive early because space is limited to the first 40 children that arrive.

Please call the Youth Services department at the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library at 248-2665, ext. 121, for more information.