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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Posted By:  Cari Hillman
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the MidPointe joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.   

Bring your little one in to any MidPointe location during the month of September to get their first Library card and they will receive a special certificate from our Library Lion Shakespurr and a Snoopy sticker!   Midpointe Library System, Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Monroe, News, Reading, Programs

Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development, by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy which help children develop the basic tools for school readiness. As of 2010, libraries in the United States offered more than 2.3 million children’s programs, which account for nearly two thirds of all library programming.  

Older students can access high-speed Internet, digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them. Librarians provide guided training in digital media and grow digital literacy skills. Libraries also provide equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in high-poverty areas where students are less likely to have a computer or internet access in the home.     

Resources at the MidPointe Library System are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. Check out our programming calendar at http://midpointelibrary.evanced.info/signup to find great educational and entertaining programming for your family.




 
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