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Home | News | EP Public Library Reminds Residents: September is Library Card Signup Month

EP Public Library Reminds Residents: September is Library Card Signup Month

IBF Featherweight World Champion, Jennifer Han is joining the El Paso Public Library and all libraries nationwide to encourage the public, especially students, to obtain a free library card as part of Library Card Signup Month.

“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said El Paso Public Library Director, Mark Pumphrey. “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 the help from library staff to use those resources.”

Library Card Signup Month is also a time to highlight the supportive role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education.

Library Card Signup Month has been held each September since 1987 to mark the beginning of the school year because library cards are essential for students.

Libraries play 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

Library cards are free for students and provide a wealth of resources that can help anyone succeed in school and in life. Students can use library cards to borrow books, magazines, music CDs and DVDs. Students can take practice exams for grade school, college entrance, military and civil service, such as the ACT, SAT, GMAT, LSAT and ASVAB.

A library card also means access to computers and free internet access to download e-books, digital magazines, audiobooks, music and videos from the library website.

Getting a library card is easy. All people need is a government issued photo I.D. with a current address, such as a driver’s license. Visit any library branch and register. Students under 13 need their parent’s permission to register.

For more information on how to get a library card visit www.elpasolibrary.org.

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