September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Suzanne White
Rowan Public Library
Gov. Bev Perdue designated September as Library Card Sign-up Month in North Carolina, encouraging children, families and North Carolina residents to explore their public library and its many resources and to sign up for the “smartest card.”
“A public library card gives you access to a whole world of information and imagination,” said Perdue. “During these tough economic times, our state’s public libraries are critical because they help residents learn to read, use computers and develop other skills they need to succeed.”
Rowan Public Library wants to make sure that families in Rowan County have the smartest card of all รณ a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Activities this month include weekly story times for all ages, teen programs, movie nights, computer classes and a special Family Storytelling Concert with national storyteller Jim Weiss.
Kids and adults can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, DVDs and CDs, play games, read newspapers and magazines, use the Internet and attend story times, movie nights, computer classes and reading programs.
There’s a lot happening at Rowan Public Library, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.
Why buy when you can borrow? Getting a library card is easy. Just bring photo identification showing current address or photo identification along with a bill or other proof of current address.
For more information, visit Rowan Public Library in Salisbury at 201 W. Fisher St., in China Grove at 920 Kimball Road, or in Rockwell at 110 Broad St. Call 704-216-8228 or see the library’s Web site at