Each September, we join the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month. This promotion is designed to raise awareness of all the goodness that 21st century libraries provide to communities around the country and around the world. Since 2002, OverDrive has worked with ALA member libraries to provide readers 24/7 access to eBooks and digital audiobooks. To help raise awareness of the importance of a library card we’ll be heavily promoting the above video on social media throughout September encouraging millions of people to rediscover the wonder and power of their library. We encourage you to share this video as well as a great advertising tool in your community. You can find the video on YouTube here.
This September is especially exciting as the Teen Titans, DC’s crimefighting Super Heroes, will team up with the 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. In honor of these young crime fighters, OverDrive has created a Teen Titans and DC Comics reading list that you’re welcome to use for curated collections on your OverDrive websites.
You can also find great posters like the one on the right on the ALA’s website to promote this wonderful month at your library. Teen Titans posters and bookmarks are available for purchase through the ALA Store. Posters and bookmarks featuring other DC Super Heroes, including Supergirl, Batman, Super Sons, the Justice League, and Wonder Woman are available in the ALA Graphics summer catalog.
Library Card Sign-up Month is naturally the perfect time to push members of your community who may not be frequent library users to come back and also find new readers in places like local schools. In fact, we recently shared 6 perfect ways to connect with schools in your area to increase your user group and what better time to take advantage than during Library Card Sign-up Month? Join the ALA and OverDrive in celebrating the best time of the year to bring your community together through the library!