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August 25, 2015 Contact: Robyn Truslow
A Library Card: A Cool School Supply
Admit it, you have been telling yourself for months that you need to get a library card and find out what all the hoopla is about. Well, it’s time! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Calvert Library joins the American Library Association in a reminder that you, too, could say, “It’s the most valuable card in my wallet.”
Perhaps even more vital than your own wallet is your child’s wallet…make sure that your student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card! Honorary Chair “Joe Cool” Snoopy knows that children who read and use the library perform better in school. He asks, “What’s cooler than being cool?” Of course, it’s having a library card!
Resources at Calvert Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for required reading, fun reading, entertaining and educational events, workshops and, of course, knowledgeable library staff. The library also offers a variety of digital resources including: e-books, e-magazines, downloadable movies and music (that’s some of the Hoopla!), reference resources, HelpNow! homework help and Brainfuse (free online tutoring) that can all be accessed online from anywhere.
Calvert Library provides learning opportunities for students of all ages. For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness; for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) classes and events. And psst…the library is a great parent-approved place to hang out with your friends.
During the month of September, library card applications will be available in Walmart and Office Depot in Prince Frederick near the school supply lists since a library card is the most important school supply of all!
To get your free library card, visit Calvert Library with proof of your address and a parent if you are under age 16, or visit the library online at calvertlibrary.info.
Public Relations Coordinator
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Calvert Library…Your Source for Awesome!