September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Longview Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card.
Longview Public Library resources are available to everyone and materials can be loaned to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. Early Literacy begins with caregivers and the very young at weekly story times. Board books, picture books and multi-media theme boxes spark a lifetime love of learning. Beginning readers can enjoy controlled vocabulary books from phonics to beginning chapters. Audiobooks and graphic novels help struggling readers understand history, math and science. Books for older readers, specialized reference works, free Internet access and more help students prepare for their futures.
Students can use their library cards from home, too. Longview Public Library offers access to important educational resources, over 10,000 free e-books and audio-books and online databases provide access to millions of magazine articles. Researching from home or mobile app on the library online catalog can save time finding resources and creating bibliographies.
Throughout the month, “Golden Tickets” will be hidden in the library. If found, the tickets may be brought to the Lower Floor Desk to exchange for prizes including chocolate, library card wallets, bookmarks and more! For more information on how to sign up for a free library card, visit the Longview Public Library in person or online at www.longviewlibrary.org