DC Public Library Campaign Aims to Increase Number of Library Cardholders

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DC Public Library Campaign Aims to Increase Number of Library Cardholders

“I’m a Cardholder. Get Your Card.” Campaign Runs Through September

September is national library card sign-up month.  The DC Public Library is celebrating the month with the “I’m a Cardholder. Get Your Card.” library card campaign. The campaign features Washingtonians of all ages, all professions, and all walks of life with their library card.

Throughout September, posters will appear on Metro buses, in Metro stations, on movie theater screens, in newspapers, and online.   Library locations will also give away promotional items, including a specially designed souvenir cup and 20 percent off coupon from Firehook Bakery and Coffee House, courtesy of the DC Public Library foundation.  

Anyone who resides, works, pays property taxes or attends school in the District of Columbia or nearby counties can get a library card.  Last September 6,732 people signed up for library cards.  The Library hopes to exceed that number this year.

A gallery of the posters can be found on the Library's Facebook page.  To sign up for a library card, visit any DC Public Library location, go online to dclibrary.org or visit events that will include library card sign up:
Sat., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 
Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Library, Grand Opening
Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., DC Public Library at the National Library Book Festival on the National Mall
Sat., Sept. 29, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., National Mall, Cesar Millan and Scooby-Doo 2nd Annual Pack Walk