September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
How to celebrate:
1. Visit your Library and register or renew your library card!
2. Encourage family and friends who don’t have a card to visit the library.
3. Help spread the word! Share your love of the library on social media and by word of mouth. Take a photo of your library card and share it! Make sure to tag your library and @parklandlibsys
4. Try something new! On September 18th celebrate #eBookLove with Read an eBook Day! Parkland Regional Libraries have access to a variety of eBook options including CloudLibrary and Read Alberta eBooks.
Help your local library to WIN a Nintendo Switch prize pack!
Parkland Regional Libraries are having a friendly competition during the month of September. The library who sees the greatest percentage growth in NEW library patrons will win a Nintendo Switch kit worth $500!
This prize package includes a Nintendo Switch console, two controllers, a protective carrying case, a charging dock, and two games (Mario Kart Deluxe 8 and Super Smash Bros).
So, "Giddy up to your library, partner" and register for a library card!
Ideas for libraries:
- Visit local schools in the area and share why having a library card can bring stories to life!
- Meet people where they are at in the community. Set up “pop-up libraries” to engage with your community.
- Partner with local businesses and community organizations to create a campaign that will benefit all organizations.
Marketing and Webinars
- ALA Library Card Sign Up Month
- NoveList Marketing Ideas for libraries
- ALA Leveraging Library Card Sign-Up Month in Your Community
- Libraries Transform Marketing Toolkit
Ways to Share on Social Media
- ALA graphics
- Use the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp to join the celebration on social media and tag Parkland Regional Library.
- Encourage patrons and staff to take photos of their new or renewed library cards and to join the celebration on social media! Try using the following hashtags to increase your reach: #LibraryCardSignUpMonth #ala #LibraryCard #LibraryLife #Library #Libraries #GetLibraryCarded #LibraryCardSignUp #prl # alta #ablibraries
Dates to Celebrate:
|September 6th||National Read a Book Day||The reading possibilities are endless with a library card! Your library card gives you access to collections from libraries all over Alberta with TAL and ME Libraries!|
|September 8th||International Literacy Day||The 2019 theme is Literacy and Multilingualism. Take time to explore a new language with Pronunciator- which you have FREE access to with your library card!|
|September 12th||National Video Games Day||Did you know that you can borrow video games from your library?|
|September 18th||Read an eBook Day||Your library card gives you access to 1,000's of eBooks!