This September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
The Volusia County Public Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Libraries provide computer access, free databases, movies, music and educational programs for children and adults. There are no age requirements for a library card.
“Our professional staff is ready to assist students of all ages,” said Library Services Director Lucinda Colee. “For preschool children, we offer storytimes to encourage school readiness. For older children and teens, we supplement education with afterschool programs and digital tools. And for nontraditional students, we have GED resources. There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card.”
To sign up for a library card, visit any library branch in person. To learn about library resources, visit: VolusiaLibrary.org