This September, the Palm Beach County Library System is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers, students, school district employees and licensed K-12 educational institutions that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.
A library card opens a world of unlimited possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
“Our library serves students of all ages,” Library Director Douglas Crane said. “For younger children, we offer many resources, such as book and online tools, to help them learn to read and encourage school readiness, and for teens and older students, we provide access to technology and digital tools such as computers and the CreationStation digital media lab, as well as GED resources.”
Libraries also offer free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together. From events that help with career transitions and résumé workshops, to online resources for students, the Palm Beach County Library System is committed to providing residents with the tools for success.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that 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 lifetime learning.
This year, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are going on an adventure as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In their role, they will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit your nearest branch in person or online www.pbclibrary.org/using-the-library/you-and-the-library/get-your-library-card.