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September Is Library Card Sign-up Month

Release Date: August 16, 2018
This September marks the 31st anniversary of Library Card Sign-up month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

September Is Library Card Signup Month

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This September marks the 31st anniversary of Library Card Sign-up month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

When visiting any of the six Sussex County Library System (SCLS) locations, you'll find all the things one typically looks for – aisles of books, movies and music; newspapers and magazines; public computers and free WiFi; book clubs, story times, and so much more. But what if you can't get to the library? They've got you covered.

Apply Online for a Library Card today!

SCLS cardholders have access to a host of digital resources that bring the library home to you 24 hours a day:

  • Downloadable eBooks and eAudio
  • RBDigital virtual newsstand with over 60 popular magazine titles
  • NY Times Digital Access
  • Research databases and online learning resources with test prep and tutorials on 100s of topics
  • Rosetta Stone & Rocket Languages for the polyglot in all of us

Don't let timing and distance keep you from accessing these resources, click HERE to apply online and have an SCLS library card delivered right to your home. All Sussex County residents, property owners, students and workers (except for Sparta) are eligible.

According to the National Retail Federation, back to school shopping will reach over $82 billion this year! But when it comes to accessing S.T.E.A.M. programs, research resources, and homework help the most important school supply of all is still free: your library card.