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Your Ticket to Adventure – September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

This September the Meherrin Regional Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers, and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Throughout the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure that every child signs up for their own library card.

A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. Reading plays an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who read at home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Your local library offers free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together. For younger children, early literacy resources and interactive story times encourage school readiness. For students, teens, and adults, the library provides access to technology, digital resources, and entertainment materials.

This year, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters are serving as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. Their mission is to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities. To celebrate, the Library will show the original “Toy Story” movie on Saturday, September 14th at 10:30 AM. Feel free to bring a snack and your favorite toy! The Library will also offer patrons the chance to enter a Book Bundle Giveaway when signing up for a card, renewing an expired card, replacing a lost card, or showing their card when they check out.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit www.meherrinlib.org, stop by the Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville or the Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia, or call 434-848-2418 (Brunswick) or 434-634-2539 (Emporia).

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