Library Card Sign-up Month PSAs

 

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.   


Library Card Sign-up Month PSAs featuring Call Number Host Phil Morehart

  

American Libraries (AL), the magazine of the American Library Association, launched its Call Number podcast in 2020. Hosted by AL Senior Editor Phil Morehart, this monthly podcast series features conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, scholars, and other experts, on a variety of topics from the library world and beyond. to learn more about Call Number and future episodes please visit https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org .   


Ready to air PSAs tagged with ALA ID

:10 Sec. WAV

:15 Sec. WAV :20 Sec. WAV :30 Sec. WAV
:10 Sec. MP3 :15 Sec. MP3  :20 Sec. MP3 :30 Sec. MP3

*PSA expiration date is September 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m. 

To download: right-click on WAV or MP3 targets and select "save link as."


Customizable PSAs (Stations and ALA members are welcome to add their own ID)

:10 Sec. WAV

:15 Sec. WAV :20 Sec. WAV :30 Sec. WAV
:10 Sec. MP3 :15 Sec. MP3  :20 Sec. MP3 :30 Sec. MP3

To download: right click on WAV or MP3 targets and select "save link as."

*PSA expiration date is September 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m. 

To download: right-click on WAV or MP3 targets and select "save link as."

 

Library Card Sign-up Month PSA Scripts 

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Join the festivities by getting your own library card today. Visit your library’s website for more information.

:15
Get the school year off to the best possible start, sign up for a library card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Visit your library’s website or I Love Libraries DOT ORG today.

:20
The most important school supply is a library card! With access to technology, innovative programming, and educational resources, a library card gives students of all ages the tools to succeed in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Visit your library’s website or ILove Libraries DOT ORG.

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With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing audiobooks to streaming movies to taking virtual Do It Yourself classes, there is so much you can access with a library card. Pursue your passions and dreams through your library’s resources and programs. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, so visit your library’s website or I Love Libraries DOT ORG today.

 

Artwork

Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, and Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair,  will join the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September.

Media are welcome to post the following digital graphics to their website or social media accounts.

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Leaderboard 720 x 90px | Boombox 300 x 250px
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Media Contacts:
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, mmorales@ala.org; Steve Zalusky, communications specialist, 312-280-1546, szalusky@ala.org.