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September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

By Maria Levetzow

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, 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. Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining ALA on an adventure to promote the value of a library card. They want to remind you that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities: the Library offers resources and services to help you pursue your passions and give everyone the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

September will also mark the return of the Library’s popular Food for Fines program, benefiting the Bettendorf Food Pantry. For every non-perishable (non-expired!) food item you donate, we will waive $1 in overdue fines from your library account. Unopened toiletries will also be accepted. Some exclusions apply; see library staff for details.