September is Library Card Sign-up Month.
Use the resources on this page, along with ALA’s if you’d like, to encourage people to get library cards, as well as promote the value of your library’s services and resources.
Library Card Sign-Up Month “Libraries Change Lives” Campaign – instructions and details for libraries
We are celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by giving Georgians a chance to win one of our new “Libraries Change Lives” t-shirts OR a “Libraries Change Lives” magnet.
The campaign will run September 1-30 and while supplies last.
The drawing is open to anyone who enters our drawings as outlined below.
** Winners will be chosen at random. **
Join our email list and receive a magnet
During September, anyone who joins our email list will receive a magnet. We will batch ship these to libraries at the end of September.
- Simply join our email list to receive story updates from Georgia Public Library Service. You can find the sign-up form here: https://georgialibraries.org/subscription/
- Anyone who joins our email list during September gets a magnet.
Win a Shirt
We hope that library staff also will participate! We will give away up to 10 shirts to library staff and 90 to library patrons.
For LIBRARY STAFF
- Simply share photos of patrons receiving library cards on your library’s social media.
- Tag GPLS and use the hashtag #GaLibrariesChangeLives in your post so we can find it.
Win a shirt by sharing one of our social media posts, or a video/photo of your own
- Follow Georgia Public Library Service on one of our social media platforms
- Twitter – @georgialibs
- Facebook – @georgialibraries
- Instagram – @georgialibraries
- Find and share any of Georgia Public Library Service’s posts, along with a sentence or two about how you use your library OR share a video or photo of yourself at the library along with a sentence about how you use it.
- Tag us and use the hashtag #GaLibrariesChangeLives in your post so we can find it.
Promote the Shirt and Magnet Drawing
You these messages and graphics to encourage your patrons to participate. Feel free to edit the wording to fit your library’s needs. Just right-click the graphics and save them to your computer.
To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, we’re giving you a chance to win a “Libraries Change Lives” t-shirts or magnet.
Here’s how to enter:
Follow Georgia Public Library Service on one of our social media platforms (Twitter – @georgialibs) (Facebook – @georgialibraries) (Instagram – @georgialibraries)
Find and share any of Georgia Public Library Service’s posts, along with a sentence or two about how you use your library OR share a video or photo of yourself at the library along with a sentence about how you use it.
Tag us and use the hashtag #GaLibrariesChangeLives in your post so we can find it.
Winners will be chosen at random.
It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Win a “Libraries Change Lives” t-shirts or magnet.
👉🏽 Find and share any of Georgia Public Library Service’s posts, along with a sentence or two about how you use your library OR share a video or photo of yourself at the library along with a sentence about how you use it.
👉🏽 Tag us and use the hashtag #GaLibrariesChangeLives in your post so we can find it.
👉🏽 Winners will be chosen at random.
For complete details, visit: www.GeorgiaLibraries.org/lclgiveaway
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Library Promo Video
GPLS had this video professionally produced to share the many benefits offered by public libraries across Georgia. We encourage you to share this video on social media, via email, and other places to help your community understand what they can do with a library card.
Here’s the video on YouTube, where you can get the code to embed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FuyIjE1B7s
Use the text below when you share the video. Feel free to modify the wording as needed.
“Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning. Whether you’re working on a school assignment, looking for a new book, or simply want to gain a new skill, your public library has free, easy-to-use resources that you can access in person or online. Free high speed internet keeps people connected to school or work. Your library also offers the fast track to getting hired, with free programs to help you create a resume, search jobs, and learn job skills. Going far beyond curbside service and virtual programming, libraries provide what their communities need, from food to connectivity to entertainment to educational support, all the while striving to keep everyone safe and well. With your free library card, you can access all this and more.
Social Media Messages
Follow and tag Georgia Public Library Service on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so we can share your messages! Use and customize these social media messages to highlight the benefits of a free library card.
Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has easy-to-use online resources you can access from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/ #GeorgiaLibraries #LibraryCardSignUpMonth
Do you know the best way to kick off the school year? By signing up for a library card! Get one today at your library. Some libraries also offer e-cards: https://bit.ly/2SlJk5n #LibraryCardSignupMonth #georgialibraries
Looking for back-to-school learning resources? Check out your local library and learn what’s available.#LibraryCardSignupMonth #GeorgiaLibraries
Learn job skills, watch story time with your kids, research a school project, learn a language, & much more with your free #GeorgiaLibraries card. #LibraryCardSignUpMonth Find your library: https://bit.ly/2SlJk5n
Whether you visit in person or online, your free library card offers so many benefits. Explore some of the many things you can do with a library card: https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/ #GeorgiaLibraries #LibraryCardSignUpMonth
Your free #GeorgiaLibraries card is the key to discovering and learning at your library, online and at great places around the state. Find your library: https://bit.ly/2SlJk5n #LibraryCardSignUpMonth #GeorgiaLibraries
It’s #LibraryCardSignUpMonth! Visit your library in-person or online to get your free library card: https://bit.ly/2EPydk2 #GeorgiaLibraries
Free WiFI, ebooks, movies, learning resources, job skills training and so much more. Learn what you can do with your free library card: https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/ #LibraryCardSignupMonth #GeorgiaLibraries
Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts:
Let your community know library cards help them succeed in school, career, and beyond.
Feel free to use these photos in your social media posts, on your website or other projects as you promote library card sign-up month.
Just click on the image you want to use, right-click the image again, and save it to your computer.
Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts:
American Library Association Resources
American Library Association has created a page with Library Card Sign-up Month resources.
Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister author and educator Cara Mentzel will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022.
Here’s a link to the American Library Association’s official Library Card Sign-Up Month web page, were you can find their official resources: https://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card
Shareable Social Media Graphics
Share these graphics on social to make your patrons aware of the many benefits of their library card.
Be sure to use these tags in your social media posts: #GeorgiaLibraries #LibraryCardSignupMonth