September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Snoopy is returning as Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month 2016!

Public service announcement featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today.Snoopy, the world-famous beagle has been known as The Flying Ace, The Masked Marvel, Man’s Best Friend, and the Literary Ace, among other personas; this fall he makes his star turn when he comes to the big screen in The Peanuts Movie from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.  In September, he’s especially proud to serve as Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month.

Peanuts is syndicated in over 2000 newspapers worldwide, and is translated into 21 languages. Celebrating 65 years of making us laugh, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang can be found in publications from Simon and Schuster, Abrams Comic Arts, Running Press, Andrews McMeel, and more.

Please note: Snoopy is a heavily licensed character. It's important to the Schulz family to maintain the integrity of Charles Schulz’s vision for the characters. We have licensing rights only for the items featured below and products available from ALA Graphics.  We have just received permission to use two Snoopy images on library cards through December 31, 2016.  More information about this opportunity will be available soon.

Library Card Sign-up Month is made possible with support from:

 

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.

If you're planning to use any of the free resources provided below, please take a moment to tell us about your plans for Library Card Sign-up Month.

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Promotional tools for libraries


 

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Visit ilovelibraries.org/library-card


Buy full-size posters, bookmarks and stickers from ALA Graphics!

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READ poster featuring Sally (from Peanuts cartoon strip) Happiness is having your own libary card

Poster featuring Snoopy: Here's Joe Cool hanging out in front of the library, about to use the coolest card he's got. September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Bookmarks featuring Lucy, Linus, Sally and Charlie Brown

Sticker featuring Snoopy "I got a Library Card"

 

Sample Proclamation | Sample Proclamation in Spanish

Sample Press Release | Sample Press Release in Spanish

Sample PSA Scripts | Sample PSA Scripts in Spanish

Sample Tweets

Free artwork for library cards courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide

Request artwork for library cards

Artwork for custom library card featuring Snoopy reading a book.Artwork for custom library card featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown

Artwork for billboards

Interested in using a billboard to promote Library Card Sign-up Month at your library?
Fill out this form to receive a vector graphic designed for use on standard outdoor billboards.
Information about your local library can be added to the lower right quadrant.

Artwork for billboard featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a Library Card. Get your today! September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

 

Free 8.5" x 11" print PSA featuring 2016 Honorary Chair Snoopy

Library Card Sign-up Month Public Service Announcement featuring Snoopy

To download: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the link or image and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file. (PDF 1 MB)

Free customization: Have your library's own logo added to the PSA. Please send a print quality logo file (hi-res jpg or tif, or vector eps), your library name and URL (if applicable) to pao@ala.org and we will generate the custom PSA for you (in PDF format) within 1-2 weeks.

 
Library Card Sign-up Month Public Service Announcement featuring Snoopy in Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free digital versions of Snoopy PSA

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Public service announcement featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today.

 

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 Twitter instream image | Version with link to ilovelibraries.org

Public service announcement featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today.

 Twitter instream image in Spanish | Version with link to ilovelibraries.org

Library Card Sign-up Month promotional image  featuring Snoopy: ¿Qué cosa es más cool que ser cool? Tener una tarjeta de la biblioteca. ¡Solicita la tuya hoy mismo! ¡Septiembre es el Mes de inscripción para la tarjeta de la biblioteca!

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Facebook cover art featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today!

 

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Public service announcement featuring Snoopy: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today.

 

Contact Us:

We'd like to hear what you have planned for Library Card Sign-up Month or answer your questions.

Megan McFarlane
Campaign coordinator
mmcfarlane@ala.org

 

Library Card Sign-up Month is made possible with support from:

For 25 years OverDrive has been on a mission to provide access to compelling, easy-to-use digital materials that reach, engage, and satisfy readers. Since 2002 we have worked with ALA member libraries to invest how libraries lend eBooks and digital audiobooks. In the spirit of continuous improvement and best practices, together with ALA we are engaged in library advocacy with publishers and authors to provide fair lending models and costs. Visit Overdrive.com to learn more.

 

Library Champions logo
ALA Library Champions support ALA’s efforts in raising public awareness about the value of libraries and librarians.

 

 

Dollar General literacy Foundation
We would like to thank Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the American Dream Starts @ your library program.