07 September 2017

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?


September is Library Card Sign-up Month!  Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?

For the first time in ages, I got a new library card recently.  I have long-held cards to several libraries and starting on 1 September, the State Library of North Carolina started offering library cards to NC residents.  The picture above is a selfie with my new card (please excuse the awkward angle and after all, it is a selfie!). Here’s part of the email I received about the new library card opportunity …


September 1st all NC residents can get a Government and Heritage Library card. Even though our genealogy/family history collection will not circulate there are still a lot of great items that will be available in addition to some of our databases such as JStor and Newspaper Archive. Here is a list of our research databases and online tools, https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/resources/online. Anything with an NCLive logo or NC icon means you can access it remotely with a State Library of NC library card.  With a GHL card you can request materials through ILL [Interlibrary Loan] and pick up here as long as the materials you are requesting fall in line with the State Library’s mission of NC history, culture, etc.

I was told though that I couldn’t order any dystopian teen fiction through ILL .  Looking at the referenced list above, besides what’s mentioned, there is access to Fold3 and several of my favorite newspaper archives, including some that I don’t personally have access to now (ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archive, etc.).

Have you recently checked out your local library and its services?  They may have new offerings that will support your family history research!

Or, you might find, like I did, that an entity where I could not previously get a library card, has now expanded who it serves.  


To learn more about Library Card Sign-up Month, check out this link from the American Library Association.

This September, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, will team up with the American Library Association (ALA) to promote the value of a library card. As honorary chairs, DC’s Teen Titans will remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning…

… Everyone loves superheroes, not just because they do great things, but also because they inspire us to be our best selves. And there's no better place to discover and develop your superpowers than at the library.”




Share a selfie with your most treasured library card?








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