September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Posted on Aug 30, 2017

library-card-sign-up-month-facebook-coverSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month!

The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Libraries are important parts of communities – helping people of any age to find what they need to help improve their quality of life. This September, Albion District Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

 

Libraries build a foundation for children’s future success starting from the earliest stages of development. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching families the components of early literacy. One example of this is Albion District Library’s successful Family Literacy program that is sponsored by the Albion-Homer United Way.

 

As new technologies evolve, libraries continue to lead the way in providing equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in areas where students are less likely to have a computer or internet service at home. Close to 90 percent of libraries offer digital literacy training to help students of all ages navigate today’s changing world.

 

Resources and materials at Albion District Library are available to anyone in Albion, Albion Township, or Sheridan Township. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs, and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

 

Stop by the library for more information about how to sign up for a library card.