The Chemung County Library District is joining libraries nationwide in celebrating September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. Chemung County residents who don’t have a library card are invited to stop by their local branch to get one. After all, cards are free to citizens of Chemung County with proof of current address.
As part of the activities for the month, special instant winner prizes will be given away each day. Patrons will also have the opportunity to enter drawings for a prize from their neighborhood library, and a grand prize of 4 tickets to the Broadway show, A Christmas Story, at the Clemens Center. Thank you to the Clemens Center for providing this wonderful opportunity and for their support of libraries in our community.
Entries can be made in three ways: get a new card, replace a lost card, or confirm your current information with us. Entries will be accepted until Friday, September 29th. The winners will be drawn by October 6th.
Stop by your local branch during the month of September and get a library card–then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!
I would like to get a library card.
To get a library card, stop by one of our libraries (Steele, Horseheads, West Elmira, Big Flats, Van Etten, or Bookmobile) with photo ID. If you are a NY resident, it is free to get a card. If your ID doesn’t have your current address on it, also bring a piece of mail or a bill that shows your name and current address. Let us know if you have any questions.
Do you have to be a NY resident to get a library card? I live in Pennsylvania but work in Elmira so “local” libraries for me are actually out of the way.
Thank you 🙂
If you work in Elmira you can get a free library card if you bring proof of employment along with a government issued ID. If your ID does not list your current address, also bring a piece of mail or a bill that shows your address. Cards are free to NY State residents and anyone that works or owns property in NY (otherwise there is normally a $25/year non-resident fee).