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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Opening the door to another world is easy and free… with a library card. 

Marking the beginning of the school year, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national effort by the American Library Association and libraries throughout the U.S., including Wisconsin, to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

Books that take you on adventures and build lifelong learning are not the only items your library card will unlock. By talking to your local library’s staff, parents and caregivers can save hundreds of dollars on additional educational resources and student services when school is not in session.

From free access to STEAM programs/activities, homework help, technology workshops, Do-It-Yourself classes, and a librarians’ expertise, a library card is one of the most affordable school supplies available. Some libraries even have tools, board games, craft supplies, museum passes, and video games to check out. There is something for everyone at your local library.

To get started, visit your local library or go online to and check out the possibilities.

This item was submitted by Elizabeth Tomev, Assistant Director of Library Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.