(All of Chemung County, NY) – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Chemung County Library District joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
During September, the Chemung County Library District will host Library Card Sign-up activities: Visit any Chemung County Library branch during the month of September and earn one entry for our grand prize every time you check out. Also, new this year, CCLD will be partnering with local businesses to encourage the community to get their library card. Visit any of the participating businesses and show your library card for a special discount just for library users.
Bell’s Country Coffee 10% off
Bradley Farms $1.00 off the Corn Maze
Bulkhead Hardware 10% off
Exclusions apply including: Barefoot pellets, Seresto collars, power tools, honey, syrup, and barbecue sauce
Chamberlain Gardens 10% off
Downtown Grind 10% off
Elmira Tea and Coffee House 10% off
Fat City BBQ 10% off
Finger Lakes Soap Company 10% off
Harris Hill Amusement Park free putt-putt to first 20 new cards (available at the library)
Janowski Garden $2.00 off
Maine Harvest Seafood 5% off
Turtle Leaf Café 15% off
Upstate Brewing Company $1 off a pint
Wheeler’s Candyland & Creamery $0.75 off any ice cream
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card.
Chemung County Library District, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, stop by your local CCLD branch or visit ccld.lib.ny.us.