Got Plastic? Library Card Plastic, That Is!
August 27, 2010
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Back in 1987, then Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett launched this observance when he issued the challenge, “Let’s have a national campaign…every child should obtain a library card – and use it.” Actually, many children using the Colbern Road Branch are already library card holders and are being taught the responsibility that goes along with the privilege. But, a library card isn’t just for children.
A library card gives everyone access to a wealth of information; books, music, movies, research databases, games, downloadable audio books, wifi, internet, book clubs, programs, and much more. Need to update your resume? Build a deck? Design wedding favors? Research an illness? Dig into your genealogy? Learn a software program? We can help. So, get into the habit of thinking of the public library as your first stop to a FREE source of fulfillment for your information needs. And, much of this information can be delivered to you through your home computer – voila! Almost like magic.
Just for fun, enter the way you use the library into the Library Value Calculator. I hope you discover that the plastic library card, unlike some of those other plastic cards, does not cost you – it pays!
Colbern Road Branch
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