Library Card Sign-up Month Press Kit

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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.   

This September Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, will team up with the ALA to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, the Incredibles will remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle: libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school.

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

The American Library Association is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.

 

Press Releases: 

The Incredibles to use superpowers for Library Card Sign-up Month

 

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  

 

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Media Contacts:

Media interested in scheduling interviews with ALA spokespersons may contact Macey Morales, deputy director, ALA Communications and Marketing  Office, 312-280-4393, mmorales@ala.org; Steve Zalusky, communications specialist, 312-280-1546, szalusky@ala.org