At their September meeting, the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners proclaimed September Library Card Sign-up Month, encouraging people who live and work in the county to use their public library.
The county’s 34,795 library card holders have access to much more than books and periodicals — they can check out movies, video games, e-books, Chromebooks, hotspot devices, and more. Last year, nearly 300,000 items were circulated, and staff answered over 70,000 reference questions. Patrons also logged 45,665 computer sessions for everything from streaming movies and gaming to applying for jobs.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been celebrated each September to coincide with the onset of the school year. Today’s libraries expand beyond their traditional roles, providing more opportunities for community engagement and delivering new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs.
Public programs revolve around issues that are relevant to patrons, such as finding reliable health information, acquiring skills needed to thrive in today’s digital economy, succeeding in school and life, and purchasing affordable health insurance.
Library cards can be obtained at any library branch. For branch hours and locations, visit www.ccpl.us.
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