Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

This week I have a handful of blogger friends filling in with little posts for me while I'm gone. First up is my sweet pal Diana from Our City Lights. I'm sure you've already stopped by her blog, but if you haven't, be sure to check it out. Diana is one of my favorite people on the planet, and her blog is total extension of her: smart, beautiful and witty. It's a must-read, for sure.

And on the subject of libraries and books, this is one of three book-related posts I have set for this week. Fun! And with that said, here's Diana...


No, it's not your Visa, your MasterCard or even a poker chip.

It's your library card.

Seriously, your library card. You do have a library card, right? I know most of the readers of this blog venerate the library, but I know there's a few of you who don't even have a card yet. Don't think of the library as the moldy dark place for just books. Most libraries have had quite the facelift.

The services offered are ridiculous- besides the obvious free books, there's free wifi, free music, free new movies, free video games, free classes, freeeee! Find out what they have with WorldCat, an item search for any library.

The way to keep this going? Go support your local library. Pick up a new recipe book. Pick up a how-to book on Photoshop, or Gossip Girl Season 3 (oh, wait, I did that already). Pick up a book on Chanel to inspire you beyond the fashion blogs we read, pick up new music to add to your iPod. The list goes on.

Libraries need more support than ever. Yes, funds are needed, but you, the patron, must do nothing more than pick up one of the most powerful cards you will own in your wallet- your library card.

September is Sign Up For A Library Card Month

Why else should you sign up for a card? It's Happy Library Card Sign-Up month. If you have a library card already, you are in the rare category of Americans. If not, sign up already. Join the flickr group to join in!

16 comments:

  1. I love the smell of libraries. And I definitely have my card. :)

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  2. I had to clean out my wallet of library cards recently, realising that I pick one up in whichever city I live in, some of which are quite a long way from where I am now! I've got a library card for my local library, and a little pile of books by the door waiting to be returned this Saturday :)

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  3. My kids are always amazed that they can take books out of library for free. I guess I should take them more often.

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  4. Thank you for this post! As a library worker/future librarian, it makes my heart happy to know how much adults still love the library. Keep fighting the good fight!!

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  5. Oh, "The Glass Castle" is one of my all time favorites!

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  6. A great plug for the library. I love my card!

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  7. The library is a wonderful place! I get so many great new books and dvd's for free :)

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  8. I have a library card in the three closest cities :) I love libraries!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  9. As a librarian and fellow book lover I love this post. Thank you for the library shout out. It's true, libraries need support now more than ever. It is a great places for everyone to be. Most have something for everyone to enjoy.

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  10. Thank you for the reminder! I definitely have a library card (I have library cards for every city I've ever lived in!). I'm actually in library school now, so if I didn't have a library card, I'm pretty sure I'd be an outcast :)

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  11. Loved this post :) I love going to the library xD I think it's so much better than actually buying a book for $20, reading it once, and then never touching it again xD

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  12. I love this post. I lived in the library growing up--we always had mountains of library books in our house, and my mom would let us read at the dinner table after getting home from checking out new books. We do have library cards, and I've been trying to get into a routine with bringing my kids and having them explore for books they want to read. It's hard to always find myself books when I bring them, but I have gotten a few good fiction and non fiction reads, and a few cook books that I've found awesome new dinner ideas in. Support your libraries!

    Also, I had not yet read Diana's blog, so now it is in my blogger reader!

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  13. As a librarian, I approve of this blog post!

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  14. I don't know where I'd be without libraries! Not only do I check out books alllll the time, I also work in a library! Plus I love our library's shop, where you can pick up books, magazines, and records for super cheap and all money goes directly to helping out the library. Yay! It's a powerful thing, that little card.

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  15. I work at a library and I say amen to this!

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