September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Shreve Memorial Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. All September-long Shreve Memorial Library will celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month by encouraging those without library cards to visit the library’s 21 branches and sign up for a library card. In addition, those who have lost their library card may replace them during Library card Sign-Up Month free of charge.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
Libraries, including Shreve Memorial Library, offer everything from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and career preparation, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Shreve Memorial Library, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including access to Homework Louisiana, Wonderbooks, STEAM classes and workshops, and more.
Shreve Memorial Library, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of communities. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit one of Shreve Memorial Library’s 21 branches throughout Caddo Parish or sign up online at www.shreve-lib.org.
This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.