September is Library Card Signup Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022

This September the Presque Isle Community Library, as part of the Northern Library Network (NWLN), is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month. This is a time to remind parents, caregivers, students and everyone that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning, and it lets your imagination sing!

During September, the Presque Isle Community Library, in partnership with the other NWLN libraries, will host several activities, including entry into a raffle drawing for three different people to win a $50 gift card to three different people (one person in each of three categories)

  1. New library cardholders (physical card)
  2. New library cardholders (self-registered online)
  3. Patrons who share their library story (

Also, a library card is the most powerful tool in your wallet – show it off! The American Library Association (ALA) has a promotion for you to share a photo of yourself with your library card for the chance to win $100! Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Be sure not to reveal any personal information on your library card and don’t forget to tag your library! The creator of one randomly-selected post will receive a $100 Visa gift and a poster of choice from ALA Graphics. Three second-place winners will receive their poster of choice from ALA Graphics.

The #GetLibraryCarded promotion begins Thursday, September 1, at noon CT and ends Friday, September 23, at noon CT. All library lovers and librarians are encouraged to participate. The promotion is open to residents of the United States, Washington, D.C., and U.S. Territories. Employees of the American Library Association are not eligible to participate.

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, are this year’s honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022.

As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming. You can join Idina and Cara, the American Library Association, and libraries nationwide in singing the praises of a library card. Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to help ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information, call the Presque Isle Community Library at 715-686-7613.