September is library card sign-up month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. The Wauseon Public Library wants to make sure that all children start the school year off right with the “smartest” card there is…a library card. Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Library programs, book discussion groups, computer resources and books help engage children’s interest and encourage them to become excited and enthusiastic readers. Throughout September, the Wauseon Public Library will be hosting several special programs including National Video Game Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, National Play-Doh Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the first week of fall guessing game from Sept. 21-26 and Banned Books Week Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. Look for more information in upcoming newspapers or call the Wauseon Public Library.

“A library card has always been one of the most important school supplies,” shared Wauseon Public Library Director Amy Murphy. “So it’s important to get our children ready to go back to school and that includes stopping by the library and getting them signed up for their first library card and finding out what activities and programs the library has to offer, which will make their transition back to school easier. And in these tough economic times, the best part of all is that a library card is free.”

Getting a library card is as easy as one stop at the library. For a parent or guardian to apply for a child’s library card, all they need is a current photo ID and two pieces of mail with their current mailing address on them.

For more information on National Library Card Sign-Up Month or for more information on how to apply for a library card, stop by the Wauseon Public Library or call 419-335-6626.

Holiday Closures

In commemoration of Labor Day and the Fulton County Fair, the Wauseon Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7. The library will reopen at its regular time of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.