September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month: a time when the Carlock Public Library will join the American Library Association (ALA) and public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

In order to receive a card, an individual must present a form of identification that bears their name, current address and photo. You may also present an identification card with a past address and photo and a piece of mail with your current address. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent’s signature on any initial application for a library card. The parent must fill out the application in the library.