Get the Smartest Card @ your library®
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Sweetwater County Library System wants to make sure that all children in Rock Springs and Green River have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Public library programming and books for children make a difference in the lives of students. By providing school-age children with engaging programs and amazing collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers.
“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Cindy Moore. “Today’s libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access. In doing so, libraries provide children with not only the tools to be literate, but information literate as well. There’s a lot happening at all of the Sweetwater Libraries, and the best part for both children and parents – in these though economic times – is that it’s all free with a library card.”
Getting a library card is easy. Simply request an application at your library’s front desk and fill it out. The application is short and only takes a few minutes to complete. You will be required to provide a picture ID before a library card can be issued to you. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for applicants under the age of 16.
You will not receive your card immediately after completing your application; your card will be mailed to you within the week. You may check out any two (2) items after your application has been completed. Upon receipt of your card your borrowing privileges will be extended to include the following: books, audio-books and periodicals, seven (7) DVDs, seven (7) VHS tapes and seven (7) music CDs.
Borrowing periods are as follows: three (3) days for AV equipment, seven (7) days for DVDs, VHS tapes, and music CDs, twenty-one (21) days for all other library items.
During the month of September, all library card holders may turn in their old library cards in exchange for a new one. The new library cards also come with a key chain card, making having your card convenient for everyone!
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.
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit one of your the Sweetwater County Libraries or visit online at http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com.