Library Card Sign-up Month

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

This September, Baseball Hall of Famer, author and Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Cal Ripken, Jr., will work with the American Library Association (ALA) to remind both parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply. As Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Ripken is featured in a print public service announcement, inviting everyone to sign up for the smartest card – a library card. Please consider including the PSA in your September issue, as well as on your website. The PSA can be viewed at ALA will customize the PSA to your specifications. Held each September to mark the beginning of the school year, Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the ALA and libraries across the country join together to remind parents and caregivers that signing up for a library card is the first step in starting the school year off right. In fact, studies showing that students who use the library perform better in school.