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Library Card Sign Up Month -September 2021

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the Allegany County Library System joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind our communities that a library card gives you the tools you need to succeed and provides opportunities to pursue your dreams and passions.

Marley Dias, author, executive producer and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Dias will join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card.

As honorary chair, Dias will remind the public that signing up for a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities. “A library card is the ticket you need to travel across the globe. It allows you to experience stories that can connect you to diverse and empowering experiences,” said Dias.

We’re thinking BIG this year with Library Card Sign Up Month!

Here are all the ways you can celebrate with us:

New to the Library?

Sign up for a new library card in September…..get a free keychain and entered into a drawing for a $25 local business gift card for adults/teens or an Eric Carle book-themed basket for kids!

Have a library card, but it’s been a while since you’ve visited the library?

Come in to renew your library card in September….get a free keychain and entered into a drawing for a $25 local business gift card!

Use the library all the time?

YAY! Show off your card in September by taking a picture with your library card and tagging us on Facebook or Instagram. OR stop into your library to take a picture with our giant library card……then get entered into a drawing for a $25 local business gift card!

Signing up for a library card is easier than ever this year with online registration! Sign up for a library card and start using online resources and sidewalk services today. Need to renew? Stop in to one of our libraries! Parents wishing to obtain their child’s STAR Card number, please call your local library or submit a request on our website.

September 26- October 2 is Banned Book Week!

Celebrate your freedom to read with us by getting your picture on the cover of your favorite banned book! See our event calendar for details!

Monday Sep 27, 2021: Washington Street Library

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021: George’s Creek Library

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021: Westernport Library

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021: South Cumberland Library

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021: Frostburg Library

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 unite together in a national effort to ensure everyone signs up for their own library card.