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Celebrate ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month’

By TARYN BROWN

Community Relations Librarian

What is the most important card in a person’s wallet? It’s not a credit card. It’s not even an identification card or a driver’s license. The most important card in a person’s wallet is their library card.

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System by signing up to put the most valuable card in your wallet! You can get something for free-a library card.

A library card is also the most important school supply for your child. Studies show that children who read at 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.

It’s easy to get a library card. An applicant for a new library card is required to provide proper identification showing current local address. Proper identification includes a valid driver’s license, photo identification card, valid voter registration card, checks with pre-printed address, a utility bill, tax receipt, or other piece of mail that shows the applicant’s name and present address. Please visit our website at www.swgrl.org for more information about the types of acceptable identification required to obtain a library card. National Library Card Sign-Up Month has been observed since 1987.

Enjoy the ‘Birding Fun in Georgia’ display

Learn all about Georgia’s native birds by visiting the “Birding Fun in Georgia” display at the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library. Find out which types of birds are native to Georgia by reading Birds of Georgia Field Guide by Stan Tekiela or Georgia Bird Watching: a Year-Round Guide by Bill Thompson III.

Or, find out how to turn your yard into a bird friendly haven by checking out Projects for the Birder’s Garden by Fern Marshall Bradley. Please call the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library at (229) 248-2665 for more information on these or other materials to learn about Georgia’s native birds.