September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. 


In celebration of Library Card Sign-up month, we are encouraging all students in grades K —12 who live in Cuyahoga County to sign up for a free library card and take advantage of one-time fine forgiveness at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch from September 1 — 30. 

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This year Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, is teaming up with the ALA to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, the Incredibles want to remind families, students and people of all ages that libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school. 

Why get a library card? Because learning doesn’t end in the classroom. Libraries connect students of every income level, ethnicity and ability with dynamic learning resources and access to technology. They are the great equalizers, providing every student with opportunities to grow and achieve their dreams of college attainment.


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This ALA promotion begins Saturday, September 1st at noon CT and ends Friday, September 21 at noon CT. Librarians and members of the public are all encouraged to participate. Join the celebration and tell the world your #MyLibraryIsIncredible story!

help spread the word 

Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook and Twitter and the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp to join the celebration on social media.

Ever wonder how much money your library card can save you? Check out the ALA's Library Value Calculator for the answer.