SUFFOLK, VA (August 28, 2020) September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Suffolk Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.
“Suffolk Public Library is still here to support the needs of students, parents and families as we prepare to go back to school,” says Tiffany A. Duck, Manager of Library Locations. “The Library will continue to adapt our programming and efforts to serve as a community connector during this time. We also will continue to provide access to materials, activities and digital resources to promote lifelong learning in Suffolk and the surrounding communities.”
Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to online classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Suffolk Public Library, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including access to EBSCO eBooks, Rocket Languages, The Testing & Education Reference Center, Ready Rosie, virtual classes and much more.
Suffolk Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a free library card online, visit suffolkpubliclibrary.com/digitalcard.
This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. In her new role, Wonder Woman will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card. During September, Suffolk Public Library will use social media channels to highlight resources and services people can access with their library card. 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 together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.
To learn more about the Suffolk Public Library, visit www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com. Follow the library on Twitter @SufPubLib and check for updates on Facebook at Facebook.com/SuffolkPublicLibrary. Subscribe to Suffolk Public Library’s YouTube Channel to access a collection of digital classes.