Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

Do you have a library card? Do your children have a library card? September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and your Library wants to make sure that all the local residents have the smartest card of all – a library card. It is very easy to get, and it will be the smartest card in your wallet.

Library cards are FREE to residents of Adams and Wilkinson counties. You must present a picture ID and something with your home address, for example: a bill, letter, checkbook, etc. If you are nonresident there is a $10 annual fee.

A child must be at least 5 years old to get a library card. A parent or legal guardian must present picture ID, fill out the application, and sign for any child that is under 18 years of age.

The American Library Association and libraries across the country are encouraging residents to get the smartest card. The children can come to the library to get homework help, check out books, as well as playing games, checking out movies and audio books, and using the computers. The best part about this is that it is all FREE to children and parents with a library card. The library is one of the only places that has something FREE for everyone in your family.

Your Library provides a safe and quiet environment for learning and access to books for children, teens, and adults. We provide free story time on Wednesdays, 10:00- 10:30 am for the PreK and Kindergarten children. The library plays an important role in education and the development of children. Studies show that children who are read to and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Did you know a library card is the key to helping you live better for less? It’s all you need to get free books, movies, internet access, and much more. Bring your family to your Library and get your library cards today. You will be glad you did!


  1. I just read two great quotes about libraries.

    One is from Cicero: "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Works for me!

    The other is from a North Carolina newspaper editorial about the value of public libraries: "Every seat in the library faces a window to the world." So right.

  2. A public library card gives you access to a whole world of information and imagination. During these tough economic times, our state's public libraries are critical because they help residents learn to read, use computers and develop other skills they need to succeed. Why buy when you can borrow? Getting a library card is easy. Just bring photo identification showing current address or photo identification along with a bill or other proof of current address.

  3. Hey Don't forget if you own a laptop with a wireless ethernet card you can go online totally FREE!! Bring the kids on Saturday let them read and you can go online with our WiFi Hotspot! Cool huh?

  4. If you haven't used your card in a long time, now is the perfect time to come in and update your account and take advantage of all the services available to you.

  5. We are a family of book lovers and consider our library in Natchez and library cards wonderful gifts!!