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Kids encouraged to participate in Library Card Sign-up Month

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Long Beach Public Library is making an effort to ensure that all children in the city have the smartest card of all— a library card. 
Public library programs and books for children make a difference in the lives of students. By providing school-age children with engaging programs and collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers. Activities at the 12 Long Beach libraries during the month include story times, reading circles, and craft activities. 
“A library card has always been a valuable tool for success in school,” said Glenda Williams, director of Library Services. “Our libraries provide children with access to print and online resources to be literate, as well as computer literate. Libraries are also thriving technology hubs that thousands of residents rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access. There’s a lot happening at the Long Beach Public Library, and it’s all free with a library card.”
Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. 
Getting a library card is easy.  For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Long Beach Public Library or visit the library online at

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Kids encouraged to participate in Library Card Sign-up Month