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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Get in Your Element During Library Card Sign-Up Month at SML

Get in Your Element During Library Card Sign-Up Month at SML

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Shreve Memorial Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the many valuable resources available with a library card. The 2023 Library Card Sign-Up Month theme, “Get in Your Element,” reminds everyone that library cards are elemental to pursuing their dreams and interests. From borrowing books, e-books and audiobooks to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy.

Throughout the month of September, Shreve Memorial Library is encouraging those without a library card to visit any of the library’s branches and sign-up for a library card. Additionally, those who have lost or misplaced their library cards may sign-up for a replacement card free of charge. In celebration of Shreve Memorial Library’s 100th anniversary, special limited edition SML library cards will be issued for all new library card sign-ups and replacements while supplies last.

Signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. For this reason, Shreve Memorial Library’s Outreach Team will host a series of Library Card Sign-Up Month pop-up events to give those in the community a chance to obtain a library card. Library Card Sign-Up Month pop-up events are planned for:

  • Friday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Pierremont Mall (4801 Line Avenue)
  • Monday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Betty Virginia Park (3901 Fairfield Avenue)
  • Friday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at R.W. Norton Art Gallery (4747 Creswell Avenue)
  • Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Mall St. Vincent (1133 St. Vincent Avenue)
  • Friday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Sci-Port Discovery Center (820 Clyde Fant Parkway)

Additional dates and locations may also be scheduled during the month of September.

Shreve Memorial Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of the community. Shreve Memorial Library offers a vast amount of programs, services and resources available to help patrons dream, discover, and do. The library is focused on developing young readers, sparking imaginations, encouraging curiosity, making connections, and providing comfortable places for all library users. To find out more about the many programs and services offered by Shreve Memorial Library, visit

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 work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. To learn more about Library Card Sign-Up Month, visit

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