Library cards empower students and fuel academic success.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Kewanna-Union Township  Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to High School Equivalency classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Kewanna-Union Township Public Library, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, Saturday Story Time, Adult Book Club, STEM Makerspace, and more.

“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” said Linda Ruhl, Program Supervisor. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds such as Teens N Tweens, Lego Club, Youth Summer Reading, and Kids Night.”

Kewanna-Union Township Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community.

This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.