Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

The observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of Education William J. Bennett who said: "Let's have a national campaign...every child should obtain a library card - and use it."  Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that.

PSA Tools

Digital PSAs:

Digital PSAs featuring co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four and Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month Stan Lee.

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

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Web badge featuring Stan Lee (promotion for Library Card Sign-up Month

 

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Digital Public Service Announcement featuring Stan Lee (to promote Library Card Sign-up Month)

 

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Digital Public Service Announcement featuring Stan Lee (to promote Library Card Sign-up Month)

Library Card Sign-up Month Facebook Cover Art

To download: Click on the image below and you will be taken to the full sized image. Then, right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the full sized image and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file. Then upload it to your Facebook page.

Facebook Cover Art to promote Library Card Sign-up Month featuring Luol Deng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print PSA:

Print PSA featuring co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-men, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four and Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Stan Lee. (PDF 1 MB) (Hi-resolution JPG-zipped file)

Library Card Sign-up Month Public Service Announcement featuring Stan Lee

 

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

Audio PSAs:

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
(:15 second MP3) (:15 second WAV)

E-books free at your library
(:20second MP3) (:20 second WAV)

Get set for the school year with a library card
(:30 second MP3) (:30 second WAV)

Sample PSA scripts (English)


Media Contact:

Heather Cho
Media Relations Specialist
312-280-4020
hcho@ala.org

Librarians: Please visit the Library Card Sign-up Month Event Page for more ways to celebrate.