Library Card Sign-up Month

#GetLibraryCarded
September Is Library Card Sign-up Month

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister author and educator Cara Mentzel are honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022.

As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming.

"It's a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library." — Idina Menzel

"The library is where your imagination sings. Get your library card and 'check it out' today." — Cara Mentzel

This September, join Idina and Cara, the American Library Association, and libraries nationwide in singing the praises of a library card.

Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

Ways to Celebrate

1. Visit your library.

Visit your library to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating. Do you have friends who don't have a library card? Invite them to sign up during September.

2. #GetLibraryCarded

It's the most powerful tool in your wallet—show it off! Share a photo of yourself with your library card for the chance to win $100!

Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded. Entries can also be submitted by posting as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Be sure not to reveal any personal information on your library card and don't forget to tag your library! The creator of one randomly-selected post will receive a $100 Visa gift and a poster of choice from ALA Graphics. Three second-place winners will receive their poster of choice from ALA Graphics.

The #GetLibraryCarded promotion begins Thursday, September 1, at noon CT and ends Friday, September 23, at noon CT. All library lovers and librarians are encouraged to participate. The promotion is open to residents of the United States, Washington, D.C., and U.S. Territories. Employees of the American Library Association are not eligible to participate.

Official Rules (PDF)