2017 Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit

Pr: osteThe only thing more powerful than a Teen Titan? A library card!


September is Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind the public that a library card is a ticket to free educational resources and activities for students and their families. 

This year, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, is teaming up with the American Library Association to promote the value of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs. In the coming months, free print and digital public service announcements (PSAs), media tools and other artwork will be available for libraries featuring the Teen Titans.

The Teen Titans are a young group of crimefighters who keep the world safe from the clutches of evil. From Starfire’s green energy beams and power of flight to Raven’s telekinetic and psychokinetic abilities, the Teen Titans have the power, courage and teamwork to rise to any challenges thrown their way.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when the ALA and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. 

Press Releases: 

DC’s Teen Titans to champion Library Card Sign-up Month


Facts & Figures:

Public Library Use

Library Value Calculator

Library Card Sign-up Month Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet

Quotable Facts About America's Libraries


Media Contacts:

Media interested in scheduling interviews with ALA spokespersons may contact Heather Cho, media relations specialist, hcho@ala.org or 312-280-4020; Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Public Awareness Office, 312-280-4393, mmorales@ala.org; or Steve Zalusky, communications specialist, 312-280-1546, szalusky@ala.org.