By Heather Orsen, Librarian, Mill Creek Library.
This September Mill Creek Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers, and students that a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child ages 0 to 17 signs up for their own library card.
Libraries offer free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together.
The Mill Creek Library holds monthly Teen Game Nights; book clubs; business classes; writers groups; weekly storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families; and a Saturday Spanish Storytime (starting September 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm).
A library card is not required to attend any of our programs.
Besides books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks on disc, Sno-Isle Libraries offers access to many databases and online resources from home—all that is required is a library card.
In the market for a new computer for the school year? Use your library card to access the full Consumer Reports website.
Is your child doing a report on your family history? Dive into MyHeritageQuest to find birth certificates, census data, and photos.
A whole section of Homework Help Resources for math, science, and history is available at the click of a mouse.
If your child just needs a good eBook or eAudiobook for an upcoming vacation, they can check out up to 20 at a time with the free Libby app.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card, please visit Mill Creek Library in person or online at www.sno-isle.org/getacard.