Library Card Sign-up Month 2013 - Sample Press Release

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Contact: (name, title, phone number)

A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings  
(CITY, STATE) – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the [name of library] joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most import school supply of all – a free library card. 
Resources at the [name of library] are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement.  [Give examples of programs and resources for students at your library.]
Students can use their library cards from home, too.  Our library offers access to important educational resources, like [list online resources that students can access from home with a library card, like e-books, online homework help, online databases, etc.] 
“Our library provides all types of students with the tools they need to succeed,” says (name of spokesperson). “We provide students with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun and resources that they can access from the library or from home – all with a free library card. It is for these reasons that a library card is most important school supply of all.”  
Throughout the course of the month, the library will host a number of activities, including [describe Library Card Sign-up Month activities here].  
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the [name of library] in person or visit the library online at [provide URL].