Library Card Sign-up Month - September
Fri, Sep 1, 2023

Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-up Month is the time to go to the nearest library and plunge into the world of book magic. In 2022, Tony Award-winning singer and actress Idina Menzel and her sister Kara Menzel will serve as honorary chairs for the event. It is they who for a month will tell you the best place to find fascinating stories is in libraries.


If we talk about the library year, the Library Card Sign-up Month is undoubtedly the most significant event. For more than 35 years, all libraries in America have joined forces in September to attract new readers. The campaign began in 1987 when then-Secretary of Education William Bennett proposed a campaign in which every child should become the owner of a library card.

Interesting Facts

  • The former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, said libraries are chests with countless treasures, and that treasure is information. The key to this information is a library card.
  • The Library Card Sign-up Month was created to introduce children to books, to open up a limitless universe of fascinating stories for them. The library card will help you find answers to many questions.
  • The first library was created in 2600 BC. These were large archives of clay tablets, the information on which was written in cuneiform.
  • In Egypt, important temple and government records were kept on papyrus.
  • One of the largest libraries in history – Alexandria, it was in Egypt and was burned down in 30 BC.

How to join the Library Card Sign-up Month

Go to the library and borrow some books in your favorite genre. If you don’t have a library card, now is the time to correct this oversight. Take part in an information campaign and help libraries attract new readers. How? Prepare leaflets, brochures, and postcards and distribute them to people. Prepare emails and send them to your friends and social media followers.

When is Library Card Sign-up Month celebrated in 2023?

Library Card Sign-up Month is observed on September 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 1 2023
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026

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