DARIEN - September is National Library Card Signup month, and to celebrate the Indian Prairie Public Library is giving kids who sign up for their first library card a newly designed card! For more information, read the full press release below.
During September, National Library Card Signup Month, children who get their first library card at the Indian Prairie Public Library will receive a newly designed card, just for children, as well as a kid-sized book bag, and a souvenir photo.
"A library card is a ticket to information and entertainment. It's a like a VIP pass to participating in the world around us. Signing children up to use the library starts them on the path to lifelong discovery, learning, and reading. Children gain a sense of pride in owning their own card which can encourage them to read more. They learn responsibility by checking out and caring for library materials. They develop a sense of ownership and belonging through membership at their public library," notes Library Director Jamie Bukovac.
Being able to take home the books, movies, magazines, and music that students enjoy in the library is one of the benefits of having a library card. Many online resources that support learning are available to cardholders from home, such as online research materials, e-books, and e-magazines.
Also in September, adults who use or renew their IPPL card, and adults who get a new card, will be entered into a daily drawing for a hot or cold insulated tumbler.
The American Library Association sponsors National Library Card Signup Month as a reminder to parents and kids that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
The Indian Prairie Public Library is celebrating 25 years of serving 43,000 residents in all of Willowbrook, most of Darien, and parts of Burr Ridge and unincorporated areas. For more information about the library, its programs, and collection, visit the Indian Prairie Public Library online.