Local libraries plan events for Library Card Sign-up Month

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the First Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all — a free library card.

Resources at First Regional Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, attend a program, or just relax with peers.

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All 14 branches of First Regional Library offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, including the Hoopla streaming service, Universal Class, Rosetta Stone, Learn-a-Test, and more that can be accessed in person or online.

“Our libraries provide access and programs for students of all ages,” said public relations specialist David Brown. “For preschool-age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness. For older children and teens we offer hands-on programs in the Arts and Sciences, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and beyond. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

Throughout the course of the month, First Regional Library branches will host a number of activities that can be found online at www.firstregional.org.