September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Aug 29, 2017 10:34:09 AM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Kalamazoo Public Library joins with the American Library Association and other public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. For students, a library card is essential. A library card provides access to e-books, homework help and a multitude of online research tools and resources for their studies.

A library card at KPL also means access to computers and free Internet access. For those without Internet access at home, a library card may mean the difference between failing and having a successful school year.

Of course, a library card is not just for students. Everyone benefits from having free, open access to information, materials, resources, and the technology required to successfully navigate in society today.

September 1-30: Get Carded and Get Rewarded!

Kalamazoo residents who sign up for, or renew their KPL Library Card during the month of September are eligible for exclusive discounts at participating businesses as well as being entered for a bonus reward! Just follow these steps below.

Step 1: Sign up for, or renew your FREE KPL Library Card at any KPL Location

Step 2: Visit participating Kalamazoo businesses, show your KPL Library Card, and receive an exclusive 10% off discount. Participating businesses will have a poster on display indicating their participation. A list of participating businesses can be found at www.kpl.gov/getcarded. This list will continue to grow during the month of September, so be sure to check back frequently for updates.

Step 3: Explore, Discover and Engage with all the resources and services available to you and your family as KPL Library Card holders. Visit your library online at www.kpl.org or at any of our five locations!

Bonus: Present a Library Card Sign-up Month postcard at time of sign-up or renewal, and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire 7. Five chances to win! Only new and renewed KPL Library Cardholders are eligible to enter.

Participating Businesses
During the month of September only, the following businesses are offering a 10% discount to customers who present their Kalamazoo Public Library Card at time of purchase. *Some restrictions may apply. See below or inquire at time of purchase.

Participating businesses will have a Library Card Sign-up Month poster on display indicating their participation. This list will continue to grow during the month of September, so be sure to check www.kpl.gov/getcarded frequently for updates.

Bookbug - An Independent Bookstore
The Cheese Lady (*Excludes beer, wine or featured cheese of the month)
Down Dog Yoga Center (*10% off weekly drop-in classes. Not valid on class packs, workshops or special events.)
Food Dance (*Excludes gift cards, special event tickets (dinners, tastings and classes), Happy Hour menu, $4 Beer Mondays, and 40% off Wine Bottle Thursdays)
Geek Easy Computers
Nature Connection (*10% off all gemstone beads)
Pop City Popcorn (*Excludes special orders)
Pick Curated Art & Select Vintage
Something’s Brewing (*Excludes the daily special latte)
Spirit of Kalamazoo
Taste of Heaven
Tudor House Tea & Spice
Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers (*Valid for new students only)

Participating Community Organizations
Kalamazoo Public Library thanks the following community organizations that are supporting Library Card Sign-up Month by spreading the word to local residents about all KPL has to offer them.

Boys & Girls Club
Edison Neighborhood Association
Heritage Community
Hispanic American Council
Kalamazoo Literacy Council
OutFront Kalamazoo
St. Joseph Catholic Church
West Michigan Islamic Center
YMCA Kalamazoo Maple Branch

Library Card Sign-up Month is brought to you by: American Library Association, Libraries Transform, American Library Association Library Champions and Overdrive.

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