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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

What’s the most important card in your wallet?

Your library card, of course.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month.  Get a library card, use it to check out books and DVDs.  Use it to use our computers.

To celebrate libraries during this month, we have a special program planned:  a fun event for the entire family–Science Mike.  

He’ll be bringing and demonstrating his collection of science toys.  You’ll see a 3D hologram, dancing robots, and optical illusions.

Saturday, September 17, 10am at Emily Taber Public Library

Tuesday, September 20, 6:30pm at Bradford Co. Public Library

Saturday, September 24, 11am at Union Co. Public Library

 

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All the books in the library are donated….

No.

Libraries do receive donations from the public (not publishers) that may be added to the library collection. But library users want new books and need up to date information.

Libraries have budgets from local and state funding sources that are used to purchase new, up-to-date, reliable information in books and other materials.

Usually books that are donated by the public are sold and the money is used toward purchasing new books.

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Librarians spend most of their time reading….

Not really. We spend very little time reading during the working day. Instead, we are busy selecting new books, getting them ready for you to check out and read, helping people find information, and helping people use computers.

Last year the libraries in the three counties checked out to library users over 256,000 items. Multiply that by all the libraries in Florida and you’ll see how much Floridians use their libraries.

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