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Posted on: September 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Huntsville Public Library 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.

Resources at the Huntsville Public Library (HPL) 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.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies or just relax with peers. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including e-books, online homework help, online databases, and more, that can be accessed in person or online.

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Anne Sparks, HPL Asst. City Librarian. “For preschool age children we offer a wide selection of books and story times to encourage school readiness. For older children and teens, we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Huntsville Public Library in person or visit the library online at The library is located at 1219 13th Street. A photo id and recent piece of mail is required to get a new library card. If you have lost your library card, a photo id and $1 is all that is needed.

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