2017 Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit

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This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card.  Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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.   

During Library Card Sign-up Month, crime-fighting DC superheroes, the Teen Titans, are teaming up with the ALA to encourage k-12 students to sign up for a free library card.

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

 

Press Releases: 

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

Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring DC’s Teen Titans now available

 

Facts & Figures:

Public Library Use

Library Card Sign-up Month Fact Sheet

American Library Association Fact Sheet

Quotable Facts About America's Libraries

 

Public Service Announcements - PSAs

Audio PSAs

Wav/MP3 Audio files

Print PSAs

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Digital Graphics

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Media Contacts:

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