Blog > Let’s Get Ready for Library Card Signup Month

Posted August 7, 2023

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 and parent sign up for their own library card.

Throughout the year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents, patrons, caregivers, and children with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, workshops, educational apps, technology, and homework help, a library card opens doors and is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available.  – American Library Association