Time to get your library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month – and Ventura County Library is participating in this, the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month.

In September, the Incredibles join libraries nationwide as Honorary Chairs to encourage the public to obtain a free library card for Library Card Sign-up Month. The Incredibles will use their superpowers to remind families, students, and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle.

Throughout the school year, Ventura County Librarians and staff assist parents and caregivers, saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM events, homework help, and technology workshops, to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.

Ventura County Library offers a variety of events to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Early Literacy Classes expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school.

Summer Reading keeps children reading during school vacation and have been shown to be the most important factor in avoiding the decrease in reading skills educators refer to as “summer learning loss.”

Today’s public libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as their first or only choice for Internet access and digital content. Libraries have secure and reliable broadband connections, making the internet easily accessible and free for all. Ventura County Library provides a diverse set of services: in addition to books, magazines, DVDs, computers, games, software, and other multimedia materials, the library provides access to downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks through their eLibrary and CloudLibrary.

Libraries are America’s great information equalizers – the only place people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use such a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians.

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