2013 Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit

The Smartest Card, Get it, Use it @ your librarySeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

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 and children that signing up for a library card is the first step in starting the school year off right. 

Facts & Figures:

Library Card Sign-up Month Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet

Library Value Calculator

Public Library Use

Quotable Facts About America's Libraries

Public Service Announcements:

Audio:

September is Library Card Sign-up Month.
Sign up for your library card today.
(:15 second MP3) (:15 second WAV)

Looking for e-books? All you need is a library card.
(:20 second MP3) (:20 second WAV)

What's the best way to get set for the school year?
Make sure your child has a library card.
A library card gives access to e-books, online homework help and other tools students need to succeed.
(:30 second MP3) (:30 second WAV)

Sample PSA scripts (English)

 

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.

 


Media Contact:

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

 

 

 


 

Logos:

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Contact:

Media interested in scheduling interviews with ALA spokespersons may contact Heather Cho, ALA Media Relations Specialist, 312-280-4020, hcho@ala.org.