AUGUSTA, GA— This September, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month! This is a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, family story times, to makerspaces and in-person or virtual homework help, libraries transform lives through education. A library card gives you the ability to access family fun activities at the Atlanta Zoo, State Museums, or State Parks to name a few.
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.
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 in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, call 706-821-2600, or please visit the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library or any of its branches in person or online at https://gapines.org/eg/opac/register. Below is a list of Special programming we have happening throughout the month:
Paint Party: Saturday, September 25 at 11:30 am (Wallace Branch)
National Wilderness Month Presentation: Tuesday September 14 at 3 pm: (Young Adults Facebook/Instagram)
Grandparents Day Storytime with the Children’s Department: Tuesdays at 11 am all month: (Headquarters Branch)
Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 30 at 3 pm (Maxwell Branch Library)
What’s the Fic? Podcast- Banned Books Edition (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube)
# # # MEDIA CONTACT: Leah Holloway, Public Relations Assistant, 706-821-2605, firstname.lastname@example.org.