September is Library Card Sign-Up Month – A Library Card is the Coolest Card

Library Card Sign Up 2016What’s cooler than being cool?  Having a library card.  Get yours today!

Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 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.

Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development, by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy which help children develop the basic tools for school readiness. Older students can access digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them. Librarians provide guided training in digital media and grow digital literacy skills.  Libraries are also a training ground for students of all ages to expand their knowledge and explore creative pursuits.

Resources at the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 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.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in person or visit the library online at

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