Blog > DC’s Wonder Woman to Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020
Posted September 17, 2020
By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services
This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. A founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is known for strength, compassion and truth. Armed with the Lasso of Truth, Wonder Woman makes a perfect ambassador to support the value of learning and the role libraries play in transforming lives and strengthening communities through education.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when we @MattesonLibrary join with libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
Libraries help transform lives and communities through education and programs through curbside delivery of library materials, to virtual help and chats. Connecting with a librarian, providing online resources and technology.
You’ll be able to access a wide variety of educational resources, streaming videos ebooks, e audiobooks by going to the resources page on our website here. Check out our calendar for virtual programs here!
In this time of Covid-19 the Matteson Library continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit our website here or Swan Library’s Registration Form
National Library Card Signup month first started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education, William Bennett, who stated: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”