Library Celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Throughout the month of September, the Alameda Free Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month. 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 around the country unite in a national effort to ensure every person signs up for their own library card.

A library card is for more than just checking out books. The Alameda Free library has magazines, music, and videos available for customers. The library also has online offerings. From borrowing audiobooks with Hoopla and Libby to streaming movies with Kanopy to taking virtual Do-It-Yourself classes with Creativebug.

“There is so much you can access with a library card without even entering the building,” wrote the Alameda Free Library in a statement.

During this September celebration, new card holders can choose a limited-time card featuring art by Caldecott winning author/illustrator Jon Klassen or a design celebrating your Freedom to Read. Both cards available while supplies last.

The Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St. and is served by AC Transit routes 21 and 51A. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.