Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when 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.

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel will join ALA and libraries nationwide this September to sing the praises of a library card as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming. "It's a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library," says Idina. Cara adds, “The library is where your imagination sings. Get your library card and 'check it out' today."

Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

Help spread the word in your library about Library Card Sign-Up Month. Free resources, including social media graphics, posters, public service announcements, proclamations, and more can be found at www.ala.org/librarycardsignup.

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