September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A library card is your passport to information, education, recreation, imagination, and exploration. In Brunswick County, “everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property” in the county is “eligible for a FREE library card, with proper identification.” A parent or legal guardian can obtain a library card for a child 5 through 17.
Your library card lets you access resources–hardcopy and electronic–at any of the five branch libraries in the county, and any resources that they can obtain through inter-library loan. If you haven’t yet gotten your free library card, here is an alphabet’s worth of reasons why you should make it a priority!
Audiobooks for the vision impaired
Biographies, lives that deserve to be shared
Computers to use here whenever you please
Digital content, a way to save trees!
EBooks to download to Kindle or Nook
Fiction, nonfiction – come in, take a look
Geography resources – find your way, fast
Historical fiction, a blast from the past
Internet access for people in need
Journals and magazines each month to read
Kids’ reading programs for toddlers and tots
Lego kits let older kids build robots
Mysteries, thrillers, adventure, romance
New titles you want? Tell the staff in advance!
Oak Island or Southport – a quick car or bike ride
Pandemic? Just pick up your books at curbside!
Questions? Don’t fret! Staff are here to assist
Resources they find could be otherwise missed
STEM programs help kids reach future success
Tech workshops help folks handle iPhone distress
Upgrade your research: inter-library loan
Vastly increases what you could find on your own
Writers who read from their latest new book
X marks the spot to expand your outlook
Young adult books for the curious mind
Zero limits on what you can find!
That’s a lot of great reasons!!!