Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth!

This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card. 

 

A library card is the most essential school supply of all!

Lost your library card? Get a free replacement this month. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and we've got a brand new card that is actually two cards, a regular one and a key chain card. You get both.

Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives you tools to succeed in the classroom, provides opportunities to pursue your dreams and passions, and saves you money. Empower yourself: Sign up for your own library card this September. 

Get to know Marley in this Meet the Changemakers WNET Youth Collective Summit video from September 2, 2021:

 Seven Lucky Ways to Save Using Your Library Card

🍀Library of Things - Having an outdoor party? Borrow one of our lawn games from our Library of Things such as: Badminton, Bocce Ball, Bucketball, Cornhole, Discgolf, Frisbee Ball, Ladder Toss, Lawn Dice, Lawn Dominoes, and/or Spikeball.
 

🍀Creativebug - Learn a new craft or hobby by taking a free online class. Creativebug has unlimited online access, at no charge, to over 1000 online art and craft classes on knitting, crocheting, ceramics, jewelry, paper crafts, sewing, and more. The classes do not expire and can be watched any time.

🍀Freegal - Freegal is a free music service that offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Our subscription to Freegal gives you five downloads per week, and three hours of streaming per day. For more information, click here.

🍀Mango Languages - Mango has conversation-based instruction in over 70 different languages. Use spoken lessons, recorded responses, quiz slides, color-mapping, and grammar and culture notes to build vocabulary, fine-tune pronunciation, identify patterns, and more.

🍀Hoopla - Ditch one of those subscription services you rarely use and stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks for free through Hoopla using your library card. Plus Hoopla's ebooks are always available - no holds, no wait. You can borrow up to four items per month.

🍀Kanopy - Like Hoopla, Kanopy is also a media service for viewing movies, documentaries, foreign films and more, available for streaming across multiple devices. You can borrow up to six items per month.

🍀Overdrive - Save money on magazines, audiobooks, and eBooks by borrowing them for free with your library card on OverDrive. Download the Libby App for this service.