Public libraries across the country are celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month in September. To kick off the celebration in Wisconsin, the DPI’s Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Libraries and Technology, Dr. Darrell Williams, is visiting various public libraries across the state to tour their amazing spaces and see how they connect best with their communities. He kicks off the visits on September 7 at Sturm Memorial Public Library in Manawa, Wisconsin and Tomahawk Public Library.
Wisconsin’s local libraries are hosting their own special events to celebrate and encourage all to get their library cards. Brookfield Public Library is celebrating with a month-long series of Facebook posts featuring city staff and the books they recommend. They kicked off the month with Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto’s pick The Second World Wars by Victor Davis Hanson.
Hedberg Public Library is hosting its second annual Teacher Open House Thursday, September 14. It’s open to public, private, and homeschool teachers and there is a special station to get a Teacher Library Card.
Minocqua Public Library is planning a self-guided tour of the library. With balloons at different sections of the library, new library card registrants will find a brief description of the collection located there and any relevant information on finding material.
Various libraries are having giveaways for new library card sign-ups including a library pencil pouch at Angie W. Cox Public Library in Pardeeville.
And of course, the “I got my library card” stickers are available at libraries across the state. Pick up your favorite today!
To all Wisconsin library staff, thank you for spreading the word and encouraging your community to get their library card and check out what’s new.