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September is Library Card Signup Month

September 17, 2021 09:00 AM

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! The American Library Association and librarians across Pennsylvania remind learners of all ages that signing up for a library card is a step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

"Libraries offer a variety of resources in all formats for all ages and interests to spark curiosity, imagination, and a love of learning," said Acting Deputy Secretary for Libraries Susan Banks.  "Whether you need a book for a school assignment or to support your own interests, a public library card is the most cost-effective back to school supply."

Find a public library service location near you using the Office of Commonwealth Library's library directory or Find a PA Library. Many libraries offer the ability to get a card online, or you can visit the location in person and sign up to get a library card. 

You can always sign up to get a POWER Library eCard in the comfort of your home, school, or wherever you are! POWER Library is an online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject, learn about your family history, locate a title, explore career options - it's all accessible via POWER Library.  Most of the site is open for browsing, but to use the online e-resources, you must have a library card issued by a library in Pennsylvania, or you can obtain an eCard that will allow you to access the POWER Library e-resources.  Access a brief video to learn more about how easy it is to get your eCard.

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