August 28, 2001


At the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

�Getting Carded Has Its Privileges�


Where else can you check out over 10 million items, from hot titles and current magazines to top box office flicks, and attend 12,000 yearly programs? They�re all FREE

and all at the Main Library and 41 neighborhood branches throughout Hamilton County! Plus, sign up for or renew a Library card during National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September and win great prizes.


        42 Grand Prize Winners will win four tickets to Disney ON ICE presents

TOY STORY 2 and be invited to attend a party and receive special prize packages.

        50 other winners will also be awarded four tickets.

        Prizes are donated by Feld Entertainment


To promote community awareness of the value of having a Library card, the Public Library will be partnering with Fifth Third Bank, WCPO-TV9, and Feld Entertainment for its �Getting Carded Has Its Privileges� sign-up campaign during September. The campaign is geared toward the entire family, children, teens, and adults. WCPO-TV9 will produce a spot featuring Carol Williams that will be aired on WCPO-TV9 throughout September.� The cost of running the spots will be underwritten using a grant from Fifth Third Bank Foundation with additional advertising time donated by WCPO-TV9.��


To help promote this campaign, Library card applications specifically designed for this promotion will be available at the Main Library and any of the 41 library branch locations as well as any Fifth Third Banking Center and at WCPO-TV9. These materials will also be distributed to schools throughout the county. A special Library web page devoted to �Getting Carded� at will also be available. To access it, click on the �Get Carded� icon found on the Library�s homepage. A downloadable application form has been included on the web page as well.�������������������������������


To �Get Carded�, simply go to any of the Library�s 42 locations and sign up by completing an application. (Be sure to bring along some form of identification to verify your address if you�re 18 or older. The signature of a parent or guardian is needed for anyone

under 18.) The benefits are enormous. The possibilities are endless



Some of the many benefits of a having a Library card include:


        Access to the Internet for free

        Borrowing for free

Feature films on DVD & video

Audio books on CD or cassette

Current magazines


Latest bestsellers

        Reserving items from any Library in the county

and have it sent to your local branch

        Renewing borrowed items online

        Accessing hundreds of research databases 24/7 from home for free

        Returning borrowed materials to any 42 Library locations

        Getting answers fast by phone, fax, email or in person for free

        Enjoying free programs designed for all ages and interests from meeting the hottest authors to watching marionettes perform


* Library cards are free for all residents of Ohio, and Boone, Campbell & Kenton Counties in Kentucky who have a local library card.� Non-resident cards are available for a nominal cost.For more on Getting Carded visit or call 513/369-6970.