From September 3rd through the 30th, we will be celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month. September was chosen for this month because students are going back to school and many need their own library cards in order to succeed in school. A student’s library card can get them free access to all sorts of information. In addition to books, students need their library cards to use the computers at the library. They also need their cards in order to access many of the online databases we make available to our patrons.
Students under the age of sixteen must come in with a parent or guardian to get their library card. Patrons older than sixteen just need to come in with a photo ID showing your current Nevada address. If you have just moved to the area, you may bring in your old ID and another piece of identification that ties you to your local address, such as a utility bill or a rent receipt. Just stop at the circulation desk inside the front door to get your new card.
Of course, we don’t want to target ONLY new library users. We are hoping that many of you will take advantage of this celebration to renew your library card. (Yes, library cards do expire. You need to come into the building to renew them.) If you bring in an old, falling apart card, we will replace it, for free.
For those of you who come in to get new cards, renew a card, or replace an old card, we have some special gifts for you. After you finish your business about your library card at the circulation desk, your first gift will be a cloth book bag. Yes, you read that correctly, that is your FIRST gift. You may receive additional gifts by visiting other public service desks in the building.
2013 is also a special year for the Boulder City Library. We are celebrating our 70th year of service to the citizens of Boulder City. On September 21st, we will be hosting a small “birthday party.” We will have refreshments and a few games for the kids. As a special part of that celebration, we will be launching a “logo search,” seeking a new logo for our stationery, new library cards and more. Watch our website for more information, www.bclibrary.org.
Visit the Library at 701 Adams Boulevard.