September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Teen Titans are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2017!

Pr: osteThe only thing more powerful than a Teen Titan? A library card!This September, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, will team up with the American Library Association (ALA) to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, DC’s Teen Titans will remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Starting on April 13, 2017, Teen Titans posters and bookmarks will be available for purchase through the ALA Store. Posters and bookmarks featuring other DC Super Heroes, including Supergirl, Batman, Super Sons, the Justice League, and Wonder Woman, will also make their debut in the new ALA Graphics summer catalog.

In the coming months, free print and digital public service announcements (PSAs) will be available for libraries featuring the Teen Titans. Sample media tools also will be offered to shine a light on all the resources the public can get for free with a library card. Tools will include a sample press release, proclamation, radio PSA scripts and tweets. Additionally, free Teen Titans artwork for library cards will be provided by DC.

The Teen Titans are a young group of crimefighters who keep the world safe from the clutches of evil. From Starfire’s green energy beams and power of flight to Raven’s telekinetic and psychokinetic abilities, the Teen Titans have the power, courage and teamwork to rise to any challenges thrown their way.

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Need help getting started planning a Library Card Sign-up Month event? Check out these archived webinars:

How to Leverage Snoopy to Run a Library-Card Sign-Up Campaign (May 2016) with Jeff Julian, Director of ALA's Public Awareness Office, and Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator.

How to Leverage Snoopy to Run a Library-Card Sign-Up Campaign (July 2015) with Nancy Dowd, Chair of the ALA Public Awareness Committee and Product Manager, LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO Publishing, and Pam Jaskot, Consultant and Trainer for LibraryAware at NoveList  EBSCO Publishing. Notes from the session
 Using Door-to-door Marketing for Library Card Sign-ups (October 2015) with John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary.

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