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.
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.
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a maker space and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it’s elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
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, please visit ccld.lib.ny.us.
Starting Tuesday, September 5th, the Chemung County Library District will host Library Card Sign-up activities: Visit any Chemung County Library branch during the month of September and spin the prize wheel once a day when you check out. Sign up for a new card to earn a second chance to spin! Prizes will include a variety of things from CCLD goodies, coupons to the CCLD Makerspace, candy, collectible library cards, chances to win a gift card, and more! For more information and a complete list of businesses, visit our website or FB page.