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Unlocking Knowledge and Savings: Library Card Sign-up Month at Six Mile Regional Library District

Friday, September 1st, 2023

As the back-to-school season rolls around, there’s one essential item that might not be on your typical shopping list but can provide incredible value for students and parents alike – a library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been a September tradition, coinciding with the start of the school year. This annual event is a nationwide effort, championed by the American Library Association and libraries across the country, to ensure that every child gets the chance to have their very own library card.

A Wealth of Resources, One Card Away

At Six Mile Regional Library District, we believe that knowledge should be accessible to all, regardless of financial constraints. A library card isn’t just a piece of plastic; it’s a key to a world of educational opportunities and resources that can save you hundreds of dollars throughout the school year. Our public librarians and dedicated staff are here to assist parents and caregivers in making the most of these resources.

From cutting-edge STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programs and engaging activities to educational apps that make learning fun, our library is a hub of interactive learning. Whether it’s in-person or virtual homework help, our library staff is committed to supporting students on their academic journey. And for those seeking to boost their technological skills, we offer workshops and one-on-one appointments that cover a range of topics, making sure you stay up-to-date with the digital world.

A Library Card: Your Ultimate Back-to-School Tool

When you consider the expenses that pile up during the back-to-school season, from textbooks to school supplies, it’s refreshing to find a cost-effective tool that can have a lasting impact. A library card from Six Mile Regional Library District is just that. It’s not just a ticket to books; it’s a passport to knowledge and enrichment that can be accessed anytime you need it.

Curious about just how much you can save by utilizing the resources available at the library? The Library Value Calculator is a handy tool that tallies up your savings based on the services and resources you use. You’ll be amazed at the value you’re receiving by being a part of our library community.

So, as you gear up for the school year ahead, make sure to add “Get a library card” to your to-do list. Join us at Six Mile Regional Library District in celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month this September. Together, let’s unlock a world of learning, growth, and savings for our students and community.

If you live anywhere in 62040 and need a library card, learn more here. You can even apply online at

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