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September is library card sign-up month

Published: September 4, 2016 12:00 AM

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the nation's public libraries highlight the value of a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A Hudson Library card is your ticket to free educational resources and activities that bring families together. Libraries not only provide resources to parents and children that support early literacy and lifelong learning, but truly transform how families spend time together. As children head back to school, family time is often hindered by homework and afterschool and social activities.

Card holders have free access to a family destination that provides a spectrum of free resources and services, including digital workshops for all ages; STEAM programs and activities; book clubs; storytimes; teen game nights and a myriad of cultural events. At Hudson Library, customers can check out a GoPro Camera, Rokus, ukuleles, selfie sticks and personal hotspots all with their library card.

Patrons can also access all of the library's electronic resources with a Hudson Library "eCard." eCards are virtual library cards that allow members access to the library's collection of online resources, downloadable eBooks, audio, video and music. (You do not need an eCard if you have a standard Hudson Library & Historical Society library card.) To be eligible for an eCard, patrons must either live in or own property in Ohio. Register for your eCard by visiting www.hudsonlibrary.org/ecard-registration.

This year's Library Card Sign-Up Month Honorary Chair is Snoopy, the world-famous beagle featured in the Peanuts comic strip. Look for Snoopy in the library's lobby experiencing all that the library has to offer.


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