May 2012

What’s New · Message from the Director:
I say Library, you say card

Patti & Bootsy Collins
Patti & Bootsy Collins

There’s a Library Cheer that includes these words:

I say Library, you say card
Library card library card
I got one today and it wasn’t too hard
Library card library card

So what are you waiting for? Get to the closest public library and get your card.

Many of your friends and neighbors have done just that. At the end of 2009, 271,646 people in our community had a Library card. Now that’s a lot of people, but in just two years, that number increased 56% to 425,454. And, the number just keeps growing! At the end of March 2012, 448,364 people had cards.

What’s happening? Why are so many people rushing in to get a Library card?

Quite simply, you can do so much with a Library card and best of all, it’s free!

Twirl with Jennifer Ellis & her band
Twirl with Jennifer Ellis & her band

Sure you can borrow books, music and movies. But did you know you can also download music and e-books without even coming into the Library? You can also place holds and stop by to pick them up. It’s convenient, quick and easy, with your Library card.

Need resources for a homework assignment? Do your research online using our collection of full-text magazines. But to use these resources at home or school, you’ll need a Library card.

Children and teens can get their own Library cards and not have to worry about fines. The Child Only and Teen Only cards let kids and teens borrow three books from either the children or teen collections and keep them as long as they want with no fines. With Summer Reading starting June 1, this card is a great way to keep students reading over the summer–for free! And, summer reading helps prevent summer learning loss so students go back to school ready to move ahead. Getting a Library card is easy! Check out our website for details and our online application form.

Happy Reading!

Details on what you need to get your card are available online. Then