2013 Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit
September 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:
Public Service Announcements:
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.
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Print PSA featuring Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls. (PDF 2.12 MB) Deng is a two-time All-Star and noted for his humanitarian work in Africa.
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Media interested in scheduling interviews with ALA spokespersons may contact Steve Zalusky, ALA Media Relations, 312-280-1546, firstname.lastname@example.org.