Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Back-to-school season, stay-inside-and-read weather, and Library Card Sign-up Month all collide in September as a reminder that libraries provide valuable community support and resources.  

Sign up for a library card to enjoy the benefits and to defend your freedom to read. 

Adopted in 1953, The American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement affirms, “We believe that every American community must jealously guard the freedom to publish and to circulate, in order to preserve its own freedom to read. We believe that publishers and librarians have a profound responsibility to give validity to that freedom to read by making it possible for the readers to choose freely from a variety of offerings.” 

Year-round, but especially during Library Card Sign-up Month, we celebrate the humble—but powerful—library card.  

A library card is the key to unlocking tons of robust resources including books, eBooks, movie and TV streaming, computer literacy workshops, job search tools, online tutoring, research databases, community gathering spaces, and more.  

Sno-Isle Libraries invites everyone to celebrate their freedom to read by getting a library card. Existing card-carriers can observe Library Card Sign-up Month by telling their friends and family that it's easy to sign up for a card. 

How to Get a Sno-Isle Libraries Card 

  1. Sign up at Get a Library Card for immediate access to all digital materials and online services. 
  1. Visit any Sno-Isle Libraries community library to add on the option to borrow physical materials. 
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