Sep 10 2018
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month:
Get a Library Card and Check Out Something INCREDIBLE!
As students are working hard in school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card!
The Vermilion Parish Library is joining up with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money, while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Whether it’s providing free access to programs, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Vermilion Parish Library are available to anyone with a library card.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning.
“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning”, said Charlotte Trosclair, Library Director. “Story hours expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools and help from library staff to use all resources.”
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card please visit your local branch of the Vermilion Parish Library.