Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and 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.
Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card. They’ll be reminding us that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
A library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available, providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programs, in-person and virtual homework help, research databases and educational apps for learners of all ages. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to utilize libraries as a source of lifelong learning.