Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month @ the Driscoll Public Library

A library card provides endless opportunities to transform the school year.
As students head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.
This September, Driscoll Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and studentsto obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Driscoll Public Library are available to anyone with a library card.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said Debra DuBose, Head Librarian, “Story hours expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as online homework helper, a plethora of databases, and the help from library staff to use those resources.”
This year, Disney’s The Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, stop in at the Driscoll Public Library in person or online at http://cityofdevine.org/library-faq.