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!
Comic creator artwork featuring Christina "Steenz" Stewart is currently available .
Library Card Sign-up Month 2019 Honorary Chairs
8.5" x 11" (PDF)
*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 http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card .
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve Zalusky, communications specialist, 312-280-1546, email@example.com;