September is Library Card Sign-up Month
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.
Library Card Sign-up Month is made possible with support from:
Tell us what your #LibraryHappinessIs for a chance to win!
Sally from the Peanuts comic strip gang said it best, “Happiness is having your own library card!"
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. In honor of our spokesdog Snoopy, the world-famous beagle of the legendary Peanuts gang, we're asking you to show us how your library makes you happy.
Promotion begins Thursday, September 1 at noon CT and ends Thursday, September 22 at noon CT. One randomly selected winner will receive a Sally READ poster from ALA Graphics and gift card worth $100.00 USD. Official rules (PDF)
Librarians and the general public are encouraged to participate. Join in the fun and tell the world what #LibraryHappinessIs to you.
Visit the Library Card Sign-up Month page to learn about other ways to celebrate.
Need a prop? Click images below to download printable PDFs.
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.
Free artwork for library cards courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide
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.
Free 8.5" x 11" print PSA featuring 2016 Honorary Chair 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will generate the custom PSA for you (in PDF format) within 1-2 weeks.
Free digital versions of Snoopy PSA
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We'd like to hear what you have planned for Library Card Sign-up Month or answer your questions.
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