September is National Library SignUp Month

North Chatham Free Library card

Any time is a good time to get a library card. September is particularly appropriate because it coincides with the opening of school. Signing up for a library card is one step on the path to lifelong learning.

With every trip to the library, children are encouraged to read. This reading helps brain development, provides a solid foundation of language, and reinforces literacy skills. And there’s even more to a library than just books – although books are pretty awesome. Libraries also provide access to technology, media resources and educational programs.

A library card can help promote a sense of obligation and responsibility in your child. It also reinforces the importance of caring for things that belong to others. With a library card, your child becomes a conscientious member of the community.

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