September is National Library Card Signup Month!

September is National Library Card Signup Month!

By: Jennifer Harmon

September is National Library Card Signup Month. Your library card is a great way to save a lot of money each year by checking out books and DVDS instead of buying them! The perks of having a card reach far beyond checking out items in the building. Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks through our digital book service called Overdrive? Many people are unaware that they have an alternative to purchasing books through Amazon or Audible available through the library. Our collection of thousands of digital items has something for everybody, including best sellers, new releases, kids & teens, and more. Library card holders also have access to another digital service called Hoopla, which has eBooks, audiobooks, comic books, movies, television shows, and music. Not sure how to get started with these digital services? Our Public Services department is happy to help you set up Hoopla or Overdrive on your device.

Your card also gives you access to an online version of Consumer Reports, available through our homepage, hepl.lib.in.us. Want to learn a language? Your card gives you access to Mango Languages, an app-based program with learning paths for over 70 different languages. You can also use your card to get set up with RBDigital, an online magazine service. Check out current and back issues of a variety of magazines suited toward many interests, including gardening, cooking, science, and so much more!

If you don’t have a card, do not worry! Our Public Services staff are happy to get you set up with a card. Residents of Fishers and Noblesville need a picture ID with their current address, or a piece of mail if the ID’s address is not current. The application process takes a few minutes, and you’ll walk away ready to start saving money by using the library’s resources.

Celebrate National Library Card Signup Month with us by decorating a lanyard to hold a library card in the Youth Department. Stay tuned to social media for special giveaways throughout the month. In addition, anyone who signs up for a new card or renews an existing card in September is entered into a drawing for a $25 Visa Gift Card.

We hope to see you this month!

 



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