Showing your library card gets you access to great things all year-round, but during Library Card Sign-up Month it will also get you the chance to win $100 in a nationwide contest. Help us spread the word about the value of libraries this September by snapping a picture with your library card and posting it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. You'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Don't forget to cover up any personally identifiable information! The promotion begins Sunday, September 1 at noon CT and ends Sunday, September 22 at noon CT. Official rules are available (PDF).
Locally, we're celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month with a visit from book character Mother Bruce. He'll visit local schools and daycares, along with storytimes at the Ruth Culver Community Library Tuesday, September 17 and Friday, September 20. Children who show their library card, or get a new one, after Mother Bruce's visit will get a special prize! Contact Beth at 643-8318 with questions.