September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you haven’t been to your local library lately, it’s a great time for a visit.
Today's libraries have changed from the library you may remember from your childhood. There are still books (and e-books), of course, but libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with the communities they serve.
Libraries provide innovative services and access to a wide variety of tools, both high-tech and low-tech, to empower their communities. They are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, or edit a video.
A wealth of activities for the entire family awaits, so see what’s happening at your library during Library Card Sign-up Month this September.
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.
Tell us why your library is the #CoolestLibrary for a chance to win!
In honor of our spokesdog Snoopy, the world-famous beagle, we're asking you to show us the cool things happening in your library.
One randomly selected winner will receive 4 tickets to their local movie theater or a gift card valued at $75.00 USD. If you're looking for a fall movie recommendation, we suggest "The Peanuts Movie," of course.
Librarians and the general public are encouraged to participate. Promotion ends Tuesday, September 29 at noon CT.
Join in the fun and tell the world why your library is the #CoolestLibrary.
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.
Promotional tools for libraries
Free artwork for library cards courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide
To request permission and receive access to digital files email: LibraryCard@Peanuts.com.
Artwork is licensed for use on library cards through Dec. 31, 2016.
Free 8.5" x 11" print PSA featuring 2015 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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Facebook cover art (click image to enlarge)
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Smartest Card logos
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We'd like to hear what you have planned for Library Card Sign-up Month or answer your questions.
For more information visit the
Campaign For America's Libraries
ALA Library Champions for supporting ALA’s efforts in raising public awareness for libraries and librarians. In particular, we would like to thank these two Champions for their enhanced level of support.
We would like to thank Dollar General Literacy Foundation for the American Dream Starts @ your library program