In September libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up month, Christian County Library’s Outreach team doubled their efforts reaching out to all county schools in order to put a card in every student’s hand.
Throughout the month, a total of 27 schools participated in the library card drive. Outreach Manager, Scott Villarreal, and Outreach Specialist, Pam Cox, passed out buttons, posters, flyers, bookmarks, and library card applications to teachers and students. Each week they would return to the schools and collect completed library card applications.
Keeping an accurate number of completed library card applications was important. The school with the highest percentage of students registered for a library card would win a check for $200 from the Friends of the Library. That prize money would be used for their school library. After the last library card application was counted, we had a clear winner.
Thanks to the efforts of Lori Vestal, Librarian, and Renee Springer, Library Aide, the Clever EleMiddle School eked out the other schools with 47.12% of the students registered for library cards. Friends of the Library members, Loretta Hermann and Brian Cox, joined the Outreach team to present the prize check to the Clever EleMiddle School library. Way to go Blue Jays!
Library cards are free to all county residents and for students and staff of our county schools. The Christian County Library offers several educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together. Still don’t have your library card? Complete the application today!