>Several September activities to remember…
September is Library Card Sign Up Month…the most important school supply.
Free admission to Florida State Parks in September with your library card.
Despite the lack of rain, it is still hurricane season. Have your disaster plan ready. Use this online tool to create a plan. It’s available from Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Last but not least…take a minute or two and answer our brief survey. We’ll use the results of what you tell us to improve.
School starts in our area this week. Does your child have a library card?
September is library card sign-up month. This is an annual nation wide initiative to remind parents that a library card is the most important of all school supplies.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Registration is free to residents of all three counties in the Cooperative. Parents need to register for children. You need an ID that has your current address on it; or your old ID with an official piece of mail.
>Florida State Parks celebrate literacy in September.
With your library card, a library book, or a donation of a gently used family appropriate book you can gain free admission to a Florida State Park in September.
There are many parks in our area, and September is a perfect time to visit one.
>Public schools in our area start in mid August.
Back to school means school supplies and new clothes. In Florida we are fortunate to have a tax holiday on school supplies from August 4 to August 13.
Another back to school supply is a library card…for adults and children. With it you have access to over 130,000 items, online databases for research…just a world of information.
All you need is an ID that has your current address. Parents need to register for children. Children aged kindergarten and up are eligible for their own card… a nice way to send new students off to school.