September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library joins with libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice.
At the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, patrons of all ages can always find their favorite books, as well as a variety of educational resources and activities, including early literacy programs, homework help online, Northstar Digital Literacy, entertaining children’s, teens and adult programs, and streaming services Hoopla and Libby.
This year, Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month. During Library Card Sign-up Month, they encourage everyone to explore all the library has to offer.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. Come and see us soon at the library!