Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.
I have had a library card since I can remember. My first volunteer job was shelving books at my local public library. My current volunteer job is cataloging books and writing bibliographies for the USS Midway (CV-41) Research Library.
I have a library card for my local regional library system. I check books out there regularly. Today on the local news I learned some more things I can do with that library card:
- Check out toys
- Free admission to state parks
- Free admission to some museums
- Watch movies
- Reserve computer time