Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit



Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.   

How much money can you save?  Visit our Library Value Calculator to total your savings. 

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining the American Library Association on an adventure to promote the value of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs.



For the month of September, the American Library Association's Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT)  will be featuring a new creator each day posing with their library card. Showcasing comic creators in this #GetLibraryCarded campaign spotlights the mutually beneficial relationship between creators and libraries in support of literacy, intellectual freedom, and creative expression - we are stronger together. 

Want to participate? We encourage all libraries and patrons to join in! Pose with your library card or favorite comics or graphic novels - maybe at your local library - and tag your favorite creator! 

Hashtags to follow: #GetLibraryCarded#LibraryCardSignUp#CreatorsGetCarded#LibComix

Comic creator artwork featuring Christina "Steenz" Stewart  is currently available .  

Press Releases

GNCRT spotlights comic creators to #GetLibraryCarded for #LibraryCardSignUp Month

Library cards fuel academic achievement, lifelong opportunity

Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month 2019 with Special Toy Story 4 Tie-in!


Library Card Sign-up Month 2019 Honorary Chairs  



Library use facts and figures 
Quotable Facts About America's Libraries
Public Service Announcements  (PSAs) 

8.5" x 11" (PDF) 

Print PSA featuring Toy Story 4 characters. September is Library Card Sign-up Month! A library card brings stories to life!

Digital Graphics

Instagram share: Seltember is library Card Sign-up Month. A library card brings stories to life! Pictured: Toy Story 4 characters Woody and Belle   Instagram share in Spanish: ¡La tarjeta de la biblioteca les da vida a los cuentos! Este septiembre, (nombre de la biblioteca)

Facebook Share | Facebook Share in Spanish 
Skyscraper | Skyscraper in Spanish
2160 x 804 px | 2160 x 804 px in Spanish

*Additional sizes are available to press upon request* 

Libraries interested in a variety of free Library Card Sign-up Month artwork, library card designs, social media assets (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and publicity tools, may visit the Library Card Sign-up webpage at .  

Media Contacts:
Media interested in additional artwork sizes and/or scheduling interviews with ALA spokespersons, may contact Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Communications and Marketing  Office, 312-280-4393,; Steve Zalusky, communications specialist, 312-280-1546,