This September, Door County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, comfortable study spaces or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the eight branches of the Door County Library are available to anyone with a library card. Plus, a library card gives you access to the great new maker space at the Egg Harbor Library complete with a 3-D printer, cricut cutter and easy-to-make projects where you can experiment with technology or expand your resources by creating a custom project for the classroom or a unique visual aid for an upcoming presentation.
“Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning,” said Morgan Mann. “Story hours expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness, while older children have access to technology and digital tools such as computers, scanners, full-size telescopes, and 3-D printers, to name just a few, along with help from library staff to use those resources.”
During September, Door County Library will host several activities, including Library Sign-up give-aways, Chalk the Bay hands-on fun on Sept. 15 as part of Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay, and Pirate Day themes during the week of Sept. 16-22 throughout the branches. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit one of the eight branches of Door County Library or go to DoorCountyLibrary.org.