September marks the 25th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the most important school supply of all and it’s free.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when the ALA and libraries across the country join together to remind parents and children that signing up for a library card is the first step in starting the school year off right.
“The library card is the smartest card in my wallet. Sign up for yours today.” Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers, safety, spokesperson for the 2012 American Library Association’s public service ads.