Library Card Sign-Up Month

Snoopy PSA: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today!
Snoopy PSA: What's cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today!
Source: American Library Association artwork.

A library card is the coolest card around and September just so happens to be Library Card Sign-up Month. Every September, San Mateo County Libraries and the Peninsula Library System join with the American Library Association to make sure that everyone in our communities has a free library card, which is an all access pass to everything our libraries have to offer.

Sally from the Peanuts comic strip gang said it best, “Happiness is having your own library card!" For me, having a library card is so much more than just having access to library materials and resources. My library happiness is the sense of community I find here. As the child of a retired San Mateo County librarian, I grew up in the library. It became my home away from home as I got to know the staff, created fond memories, did homework, volunteered, and explored other worlds in the library.

Peanuts Cartoon: Happiness is having your own library card!
Peanuts Cartoon: Happiness is having your own library card! Source: Charles M. Schulz, Museum and Research Center

There is no better way to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month than to visit one of our community libraries in person or check out our card services page to sign up for your library card today!

Please share how your library makes you happy in the comments below.

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