September is Library Card Sign-Up Month when public libraries throughout the country, including the Poudre River Public Library District, remind everyone about a wonderful community resource – the library card — which provides free access to a place of lifelong education and information. And because the access is open to everyone, to people of all ages and backgrounds, libraries remain America’s great information equalizer.
Libraries are unique in that they offer a lifetime of opportunities for learning — from preschoolers to retirees. In addition to books, DVDs, CDs and other resources both virtually and in-hand, the library provides classes, workshops, programs and events which are tailored to meet specific interests and needs.
Early childhood learning programs help prepare young children for school; kids (and parents) and teens have workshops and programs that supplement their school and life experiences; adults find job-search resources, there are guides and references to outside agencies offering information and help; trained librarians can find answers to specific questions asked by library users; and finally there are events that are not only informative but entertaining as well, such as talks by well know authors, history, travelogues and musical performances for all ages by local artists.
The library card opens the door to all these opportunities and more. Parents are especially encouraged to sign up their children to help them start on a wonderful lifelong journey of learning and pleasure.
To get a free library card, simply go to one of the facilities of the Poudre River Public Library District (with an ID) and speak to a staff member, or go online to http://www.poudrelibraries.org/information/library-cards.html to get a temporary card. Colorado State University students can pick up a card at Morgan Library on campus.
Poudre River Public Libraries locations: Old Town Library, 201 Peterson; Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., Ste. 200; and Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields. Information about getting a library card is also available through one convenient phone number, 221-6740, or online at www.PoudreLibraries.org.
Everyone is welcome to join the Poudre River Public Libraries’ community of cardholders!