For immediate release | September 13, 2010

Card your library users this September is looking for photos of library fans showing off their “smartest card”

CHICAGO – During the month of September, ask your library users to show off the most valuable card in their wallets – their library card.

In celebration of Library Card Sign-up Month, held each September, the website is looking for photos of library users with the “smartest card” – a library card.

To upload photos, visit’s Flickr page. Photos will be shown on the home page throughout the month of September.

Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when public and school libraries across the country join together to remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library Card Sign-up Month is sponsored by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries.

Libraries looking for materials to help promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally can download a print PSA featuring NBA Star and Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair Dwyane Wade. ALA will customize the print PSA at no charge with a library’s logo. For information and to download PSAs visit

Newly redesigned Smartest Card logos are available at Other promotional materials, including a sample press release, letter to the editor, proclamation and audio PSAs are also available on the website.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries, ( is ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.


Megan McFarlane